Message from Winter Park Baseball!

Thank You for your support of Winter Park Optimist (WPO) and our recreational baseball program. Each year since 1954, WPO serves about 500 local boys and girls by providing enjoyable opportunities to play organized baseball and softball. Our recreational programs safely accommodate youth from all backgrounds and skill levels. WPO’s efforts extend well beyond recreational sports. Your support of our programs, as well as Christmas tree sales and our annual childhood cancer tournament and homerun derby, allows WPO to donate tens of thousands of dollars each year to local families fighting childhood cancer, the Lake Waccamaw Boys and Girls Home, and provides scholarships to several of our youth who are heading off to college. Additionally, WPO invests in field improvements at Long Leaf Park and supports local publicschool athletics programs each year. All of this is made possible by your support. Thank You!

If you are interested in supporting WPO at a corporate level by sponsoring a team, field fence sign, other donations, please email us at: baseball@wpo1954.com.

SEASON

Spring 2023 - Baseball

    Feb 26 – Registration closes (no in-person registration – online only)
    Mar 3 – Major League Division Tryouts
    Mar 4 - Coach Pitch & Minor Divisions Tryout (T-ball doesn’t tryout)
    Mar 5 – Tryout rain date for all divisions
    Mar 6,7,8 – Teams formed via a draft (Coaches only in the WPO clubhouse)
    Mar 9 – Practices start
    April 14, 15, 16 – Opening ceremonies and the WPO Childhood Cancer Benefit Tournament
    April 17 – May 25 – Regular Season Games
    May 30 – Double elimination tournament begins

    Additional information about our spring recreational baseball program:
    • WPO plays under the Dixie Baseball rules
    • Registration fee is $125
    • Each child in the minor and major divisions receives a sponsor hat and jersey
    • Each child in T-ball and coach pitch divisions receives a hat, jersey, pants, and socks
    • Your child’s age on April 30 determines what division he/she plays in. Birth certificates may be checked
    • There is no “playing up” or “playing down”
    • Coach and player requests for tee ball only in the spring. No requests allowed for other divisions
    • All bats must be unaltered USA bats and contain the USA logo

    WPO All Star Program
    Each year, WPO forms all-star teams consisting of players from each team and each division (coach pitch
    through majors) and voted on by the coaches to compete in various tournaments throughout our Nation. In May, WPO will form all-star teams for each age group (age as of Aug 31), 8-year-old through 12-year-old. The 8-, 9-, and 11-year-old teams will compete as WPO teams in local travel ball
    tournaments at the coach’s discretion, while the 10- and 12-year-olds will compete in the DYB All-star circuit. Please talk to your coach or your division commissioner to get more information on the WPO All Star Program. Thank You again for your support of Winter Park Optimist.

    For more information, please visit our website at: https://www.wpo1954.com/
 






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Winter Park Baseball

P. O. Box 3511
Wilmington, NC 28406
910-524-7127
baseball@wpo1954.com
www.wpo1954.com

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