Natomas Girls Softball League began its season today with a parade around the Northgate neighborhood near its homefields at Althea B. Smythe Elementary School.
The opening of play also marked a milestone.
Natomas Girls Softball League has existed since 1968, making this the league’s 50th anniversary.
The future looks bright for the league’s dated homefields with plans for $607,000 of improvements thanks to a partnership between the City of Sacramento and Twin Rivers Unified School District.
Softball players come from the north area of Sacramento including South Natomas, North Natomas, North Sacramento, Del Paso Heights, Rio Linda, Robla, Downtown and North Highlands.