SportsYellowknife NewsIn pictures: Family day at the ballpark in Yellowknife SHARE ON: Ollie Williams, contributor, Thursday, Jun. 18th, 2015 Running the bases at the top of the third inning.All-star fastball players gave Yellowknife’s kids a big-league experience as the second annual Family Day at the Ballpark took place on Thursday.Around 200 spectators watched Team Waugh and Team Case in action, featuring players from the city’s five adult fastball teams.Younger players had the chance to run the bases, get their face painted, parade ahead of the game, and get a free ballpark hot dog.Meanwhile, the pressure was on for all-stars nominated as “candy players” in each inning. If the designated candy player reached first base, all kids at the event received free candy. No base hit? No candy.“The evening was a huge success,” organizer Jennifer Lukas told Moose FM. “We were really fortunate that the weather held out.“The whole point of the kids’ league is to help to instil a love for the game in our young players. I think watching a group of local guys, who all really love to play, helps to foster that in these kids.”All photos on this page courtesy of Jennifer Lukas.Team Case, captained by Devin Case, lines up for the national anthem as Family Day at the Ballpark begins.Yellowknife Minor Fastball Association players take the field in a players’ parade.Kali Skauge throws the ceremonial first pitch to her dad, Greg – who also participated in the game.Fans get ready for the action.Drew Williams and Ollie Williams in the announcers’ booth.Whenever a nominated ‘candy player’ got a hit, all kids at the ballpark received candy.Great day at the ballpark! Thanks to all that came out!! #FamilyDay #TommyForrest pic.twitter.com/TNuyMXX0ah— Dennis Marchiori (@DLMarchiori) June 19, 2015Inside the Team Waugh dugout with batboy James Tait, eight.Facepainting at family day, courtesy of Denise Araya and Heather Emeneau.Team Waugh won the game.Municipal enforcement officer Sean Couvrette, a player in the league, stops by the ballpark.Family day was a great success! Great job by the organizers, kids and players! Also, we will leave you with this… pic.twitter.com/5dPAfcv6ru— Orioles Fastball (@OriolesFastball) June 19, 2015Running the bases at the top of the third inning.Young players high-five all-star participants as they run the bases.Brody Humbke, five, won a bat and glove courtesy of Overlander Sports.