Saronno, Sunday July 6, 18:30

The parade will take place in Saronno, on Sunday July 6, starting at 18:30. It will start in Piazza Primo Maggio (near the Giuditta Pasta Theatre) where all the teams will meet, and it will end in Piazza Libertà (downtown).
The parade and the ceremony will take place regardless of weather conditions. In case of bad weather the programme could be shortened.

Delegations will meet in Piazza Primo Maggio by 18,00.

Flags and Signs
· During the ceremony each team will be provided with a national flag and a sign with the name of the country.
· The brass bands of Caronno Pertusella, Saronno and Malnate will be present at the parade.

National Teams will be arranged in alphabetical order. The Italian national Team will close the parade.

Cerimony (protocol)
1 Welcoming speech by the Major of Saronno
2 Welcoming speech by the Major of Caronno Pertusella
3 Speech by other officials
4 Welcoming speech by Presidents of Italian and European Federation
5 Athletes' oath read in Italian by a player of the Italian National Team and in English by a player of a foreign country
6 The Major of Saronno declares The XIII Women Fastpitch Softball European Championship officially open
7 “Cannon Shot”
8 Italian National Anthem played by the brass bands.

After the official ceremony in Piazza Libertà, all the teams and the guests will be taken to Villa Gianetti garden to enjoy refreshments.
In the garden there will be a stage for the musical show. The Wave (rock band) will perform the two songs composed for the European Championship, and then they will play for about 50 min. During the show the garden of the Villa will be open to the public.

Mail Stamp Area
The stamps exhibition devoted to baseball and softball stamps will be held in Sala Nevera (close to Piazza Primo Maggio). The temporary Philatelic office, where the folders (containing special postcards devoted to the Championship) and the stamps with the special cancellations will be sold, will be set under a gazebo next to the Bancomat (cash dispenser) of the Credito Italiano bank (on the corner of Via Mazzini).






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