We thank you for the benefactors, administrators, and staff who have made this field of dreams a reality once again this year.
We thank you for the parents, coaches, fans, and officials who will provide the support, instruction, encouragement, and order that will be needed here.
We especially thank you for these young athletes—our own sons and daughters. We ask you to guard their physical safety. We ask that you help them to honor their parents and to extend proper respect to their coaches and officials. We ask that you would enable them to strive for excellence in proportion to their abilities, to be just in competition, generous in victory, and noble in defeat. Help us to do all things to your glory.