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Alton throws first pitch of baseball season

20130327 Alton Baseball Opening AF 0021The Alton Spring baseball season started on March 27 through the Alton Sports Authority organization. Carlos Garza with Alton Sports Authority hosted the ceremony.

In attendance were Public Works Director Rudy Garza, Commissioner Place 4 Emilio Cantu Jr. and Alton Chamber of Commerce Board President Felipe Gomez. Garza explained the mission statement for the organization was to serve young athletes, the families and the border community. He added its major effort was to provide opportunity for young athletes to achieve their maximum potential athletically.

“I would like to thank the City of Alton…for all the support they have given us,” Garza said. Garza said Rudy Garza with Public Works has also been a great help with baseball park improvements. Veterans Memorial High School varsity baseball team, the Patriots, was present with the youth teams in the opening season ceremony. Cantu joined the Patriots on the field and threw the first ball of the season.

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