Saturday, March 2, 2012, was the opening day for the Rios Canyon Little League. This is one of the many organizations that the Lakeside Firefighters Association helps support each year. Engine Company 26, from the Blossom Valley fire station, was asked to come out and assist with the opening day festivities by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. After this, each team and player was introduced individually to the crowd and received their team hat.
The San Diego Padres sent out members of the Pad Squad to help out with the event. Later there was a base running competition, home run derby, and bouncy houses for the kids. All the players looked excited for the season to start. From everyone at the Lakeside Fire Department, good luck this season and have fun.