Visitors to Raley’s Baseball Field in Sacramento were entertained by the Williams Upper Elementary choir on Thursday, May 22.
The Williams Parent Teacher Organization partnered with the Sacramento River Cats through the AAA school program to provide students with the once-in-a-lifetime experience.
“The AAA program is presented by Raley’s Baseball and provides more than 10,000 students annually with the opportunity to learn the importance of attitude, attendance, and academics, and being a person of character,” said Williams PTO president, Maryah Stoots. “This award-winning program reinforces the educational goals our school already has in place, while teaching the students in a fun, interactive, and exclusive learning environment.”
Before the game, Max Stout’s choir students sang the national anthem, while the Williams leadership students held the American flag and escorted the players out to the field.
Williams Upper Elementary Principle Hector Gonzales threw the first pitch to get the game started and 13 Williams teachers were honored for their hard work and dedication to the education of their students.
“This was one of my dreams come true,” said Williams student, Bianca Minutti. “I never thought I would actually get to that,”
A Williams sixth grade student was provided the opportunity to announce the bottom of the third inning while an additional student danced with Dinger, the River Cats mascot, on the first base line.
“All in all, it was a great day,” said Stoots. ■