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Apr, 2017

2017 Opening Day Ceremony

WYSI is excited to announce that the Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame Second Baseman, Ryne Sandberg will be celebrating "Opening Day" with us this year. We will host an online silent auction with several autographed items from Mr. Sandberg along with a Throw the First Pitch Raffle where you have a change to win throwing the first pitch to Ryno. Details are below on how to join the online silent auctionAs part of our mission to provide inclusive opportunities for all our WYSI families, we have decided to offer a free raffle and provide one free ticket for each WYSI membership family attending the Opening Day Ceremony at Grand Park.

Ceremony Schedule

8:30 Team parade: Jason F & Nate F announce teams 
8:50 League welcome: Jason F (softball); Nate F (rec baseball); & Steve C (travel baseball)
8:55 High School Baseball Program: Ryan Bunnell 
9:00 Sponsors Recognition: Aaron Sherrick 
9:07 Recognitions: Blake C & Jason F
9:11 Oak Trace Choir: National Anthem
9:15 Aaron Sherrick: Announce winner of First Pitch Raffle
9:17 Jason F & Oak Trace Principal Robin Lynch – Spencer Lancaster Award
9:22 Aaron Sherrick: First Pitch winner throws first pitch to Ryne Sandberg
9:27 Oak Trace Choir: Take me out to the ball game

Throw the First Pitch Raffle Fundraiser

Thank you for your interest in the “First Pitch Raffle Fundraiser”. As part of our mission to provide inclusive opportunities for all our WYSI families, we have decided to offer a free drawing and provide one free ticket for each WYSI membership family attending the Opening Day Ceremony at Grand Park. You will need pick up your ticket at the First Pitch Raffle Ticket table between 8:00am and 9:00am. 

We still intend to make this a fundraising opportunity for the organization, so families can make a donation but essentially, you will receive a free ticket to participate in the raffle.


*IMPORTANT NOTE: Ryne Sandberg will also be at Grand Park during the rest of the day to watch his grandsons play baseball. Please respect his time while he is here with family and don't ask for him to autograph anything. Thanks for your understanding.

Silent Auction Items


Ryne Sandberg autographed jersey
Ryne Sandberg autographed bat
Ryne Sandberg autographed World Series hat
Indianapolis Indians tickets
Logo Shop Sports package


Start bidding now!