Fundraiser Held For Team Headed To Little League World Series
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - For the first time in 25-years, a team from Tennessee is headed to the Little League World Series.
On Tuesday night, friends and fans held a cookout fundraiser to help the group's family from Goodlettsville travel to Pennsylvania for the big game. The cookout was held at Moss-Wright Park Field in Goodlettsville.
The Little League Organization covers the cost for the players at the Series, but not their parents. The dozen All-Star players are already in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and many parents are going to support their kids and they may be gone for up to two weeks. The price tag for that stay could run them a total of $28,000.
Organizers said the little league team has united the community, and many are showing their support.
"It has taken daily baseball practices in the 110 degree heat. Just dedication, teamwork. Practice, practice, practice. And just believing in themselves. Their motto has been one dream, one team," said organizer and team parent Brandee Lyle.
All proceeds from the cookout will go to help pay for the players' families to travel to Williamsport to watch their kids in action.
Anyone who still wants to help can head out Thursday night to Moss Wright Park in Goodlettsville to watch the first game live, and make a donation.