The annual JP Regan Youth League opening day parade and ceremony, originally scheduled for this morning, was postponed to next weekend due to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect hunt.
The cancelation of the baseball and softball league’s event was announced while the hunt was going on by league president Harry Smith, who ran in this year’s marathon and escaped injury. An opening day event of some kind will be held on Sat., April 27.
“It’s a shame that we can’t start the season with the celebration that we had intended, but we believe this is the best decision for the safety and well-being of everyone concerned,” said Smith in an email to Regan League members.
Today’s games also were canceled. The Farm, Tee and A Softball divisions will start their season next Saturday. Junior, Senior and Pony divisions will start their seasons next week, with the first games on Monday.
AA and AAA Softball have games scheduled for tomorrow. Whether those games will be played as scheduled is still be decided. Coaches will contact the players’ families today with an update.
The Regan League is a highly popular youth sports league that is marking its 44th season. The Gazette is a team sponsor.
For updates and information, see reganyouthleague.org.