The Host City Welcome, the official welcome for the eight competing teams and American Legion officials, is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, the evening before the games begin. The dinner event will include recognition of the regional winners and AL officials with entertainment as a bonus. Other guests will include ALWS sponsors. The hosting group includes the local ALWS Executive Committee and ALWS core volunteers. Typical August heat and humidity – which create iffy weather conditions -- have led the Executive Committee to move the event from Uptown Shelby to LeGrand Center.