51st year of Opening Day Parade this Saturday – August 21!!!

The very first Ballistic United Soccer Club Opening Day Parade took place in 1969! This Saturday – August 21 – the 51st version of the parade will take place, once again featuring hundreds of youth soccer players in costumes marching down Main St. starting at 7:30 a.m.

We are looking for volunteers for the following spots:

  • Parade Route Monitors (6am-8:30am)
  • Age Group Sign Holders (6:30am-End of parade)
  • Set-up/Cleanup (6am-End of parade)

Please contact brianmorin@busc.org if you are able to volunteer. We thank you for all your support!

The schedule for the day of the event is as follows:

  • 6:45am: If you are attending the parade this year, please arrive at St. Mary and Main in downtown Pleasanton to line up and assemble with your team.
    • Teams will line up by age group, the youngest in the front and oldest in the back.
    • RAGE teams will line up on one half of the street, BUSC on the other.
    • Arrive early as parking can be difficult, and lining the teams up takes some time.
  • 7:30am: Parade starts.
    • Route: South on Main, west on Angela, north on Peters, end at Peters and St. Mary.
  • Keep our downtown clean
    • Please do not create costumes that shed – NO feathered boas, beads, or tinsel,
      all of which require hours of post parade cleanup by members of our club.
    • Do not throw candy or trinkets – doing so is a violation of our parade permit.
    • o Make sure empty donut boxes, cups, etc find a trash can or are packed out.

We hope to see you out there this Saturday supporting this long time Pleasanton tradition! Below is a map of the parade route!

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Dennis Miller