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Manhattan Beach Opens Little League Season with Traditional Parade

Mar 06, 2017 04:42PM ● Published by Jeanne Fratello

The Manhattan Beach Little League Opening Day parade, one of Manhattan Beach's most time-honored traditions, wove through the streets of downtown Manhattan Beach on Saturday morning.

The parade, led by the Mira Costa High School marching band and city officials, featured players and coaches holding banners for their respective teams. Both boys' and girls' teams were represented in the parade with players starting as young as four years old.

The parade concluded with an opening day ceremony at American Martyrs School. Former Major League Baseball player Nomar Garciaparra was on hand, along with U.S. Representative Ted Lieu, American Martyrs Monsignor John Barry, and city leaders.

"If we attribute the word 'happy' to Disneyland, they should come and see 'happy' here today," said Barry. "This is a happy, happy experience for everyone in our community, and we are so grateful to all of the families and all of the organizers."

Watch the full video from Brad Jacobson at Civic Couch below:

Manhattan Beach Little League Parade 2017

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