Clairemont Hilltoppers Celebrating 60 Years

Image from the 6th Opening Day, 1963 Clairemont Hilltoppers Little League (Photo Courtesy of CHLL)

Few Things Remain the Same as They Were 60 Years Ago

So much of what happens in our lives today was only the stuff of comic books and science fiction in the 1950s. Cell phones, microwaves, personal computers and flat screen televisions were not even dreamed of in those days.

And certainly not much in Clairemont is as it was 60 years ago. Our neighborhoods were just a few years old, but growing rapidly. There was no Clairemont Square, and San Diegans were just learning about how to incorporate retail and shopping into a suburban community. There are almost no stores or businesses still operating in Clairemont from that time.

One thing that is the same, however, is Clairemont Hilltoppers Little League. When the first game was played in 1957, no one could have known of the legacy that was being started. In the six decades since, thousands and thousands of kids have played in this league. It has been part of the fabric of the Clairemont community, serving kids and families of Clairemont, and creating bonds which often last a lifetime.

On March 5, 2016, Clairemont Hilltoppers Little League will be celebrating the start of its 60th Anniversary year. Big doings are planned to mark this signature season. The league would love to have all of its alumni to be part of this celebration, and share memories and stories from their time in the league.

If you have stories to tell, or memories to share (or pictures), please send them to Clairemont Hilltoppers, P.O. Box 17349, San Diego, CA 92177-7349 or email them to: KenC1313@yahoo.com.

Mark your calendars, save the date of March 5th come over to the fields and be a part of what promises to be the biggest and most fun Opening Day in 60 years!

The process all begins with signups on Saturday, December 5th and 12th at Cadman Park from 10 am to 1 pm

Clairemont Hilltoppers offers divisions for kids from 4-years-old all the way up to 18.  For more information about the league or what to bring to sign up your child, please visit: www.ClairemontHilltoppers.com

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