The Midlothian Youth Softball Association, which has cultivated some of the county's best talent, is ready to ring in another year of softball.
The MYSA will hold its annual Opening Day ceremonies at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Midlothian Sports Complex's Yellow Field located at 1000 14th St.
“I was talking to one of the girls in the office and she said her daughter played for the MYSA 30 years ago. It's been around a long time," said Melissa Rodriguez, wife and aide to first-year MYSA president Christopher Rodriguez.
Melissa, who's daughters Elizabeth, Clarissa and Alliah have played on MYSA teams, said there are 30 youth teams with more than 300 girls and more than 1,000 fans scheduled to attend the ceremonies.
Some of the local celebrities expected to make an appearance at the event are the city's mayor Bill Houston, the Midlothian Heritage High School head softball coach Waylon Whitney and MISD superintendent Lane Ledbetter.
"It's a pretty big thing," Melissa said about the organization's three-decade history. "We're going to have a lot of people come out to see the girls start their season."