Although much of the nation is still firmly in the cold, hard grip of winter, the boys (and girls) of summer are ready to take the field in Gibsonton.
Practice has been well underway for most of February, and Saturday, March 1, is opening day for East Bay Youth Athletics at the beautifully enhanced Vance Vogel Park at 13012 Bullfrog Creek Road.
An opening ceremony will be held at the park on Friday, Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m.
Founded by South County residents in 1971 as East Bay Little League, the organization is one of the largest youth baseball and softball organizations in Hillsborough County, with 700-800 participants.
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