The Loris Recreation Center will host games and inflatables for the opening day of the spring league | News


The Loris Recreation Department kicks off its spring sports season on April 2 with concession stands, inflatables and the first games of the season.

Opening day games and festivities will be held outdoors at the Loris Recreation Center at 311 Heritage Rd.

“The last couple of years have been a little weird, but in the past we used to do it every year,” Loris recreation director Tim Zeltwanger said, referring to past pandemic restrictions. COVID-19. “This one is a bit more unique because we have a decent number of teams again.”

During what could be a record registration period, more than 240 children signed up for Loris’ baseball, softball and tee-ball teams, which will play throughout the day.

The city’s baseball and softball teams are grouped into three divisions: 8U, for ages 7 and 8; 10U, for 9 and 10 year olds; and 12U, for 11 and 12 year olds. Tee-ball mixes children from 4 to 6 years old.

Zeltwanger said there were three teams for each baseball division and one team for each softball division.

Loris tee-ball teams only play against other teams in their division, while softball teams play teams from neighboring areas like Pee Dee and Conway. Its baseball teams play both inside and outside teams.

While he couldn’t provide an exact date, Zeltwanger said the public could submit names for the league’s new mascot Loris, a lion, and select one by vote.

On opening day, children can purchase a $5 wristband to access the inflatables for an hour and a $10 wristband for the whole day. Concession stands will sell burgers, hot dogs and fries as well as chips, soda and water.

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Carolina Food Services will provide the food and Dews Sugar Shack will rent the inflatables.

All proceeds will go to the Loris Recreation Department, which also hosts football leagues in the fall and basketball and volleyball leagues in the winter.

Zeltwanger said opening day would be postponed in the event of rain.


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