Local softball team asking for help to travel to World Series

A local softball team made history, earning North Alabama's first recreation league

Posted: Jun 27, 2018 11:19 PM

The 16-U Lawrence County All-Star Girls Softball team made history last weekend, becoming the first recreation league team from North Alabama to qualify for the United States Specialty Sports Association World Series after placing second in the state competition in Athens last weekend. 

The work doesn't stop there for them though, after qualifying for the world series the team found out they have till Saturday morning to raise $8,000 in order to cover room, board and other expenses in order to make the trip to Gulf Shores.

As of this writing, the team has raised over $2,000 with the help of the Lawrence County community but obviously, they need more help.

They're hosting a fundraiser on Thursday starting at 11 a.m. and running as long as possible at the O'Reilly Auto Parts at 11931 AL-157 in Moulton, Ala.  The Lawrence County All-Stars will be washing cars and host a bake sale with hopes of making a dent in the nearly $6,000 they have left to raise.  

If you feel compelled to help the team in their hope of making history one more time, contact Ginger Jones, the Moulton Girl's Softball Association President at (256) 303-2401 or ginnylynn444@gmail.com.

The USSSA World Series starts in Gulf Shores, Ala. on July 1st and runs through the 5th. 

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