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A little league team in Ashland City needs your help to represent Tennessee in the Little League World Series.
These guys say this invitation wasn't given to them- they earned it.
And they are willing to do what it takes to get down to Florida and see if they can go from state champions to national champions.
Against all odds….
Player, Jacob Palmer says, “They called us like the bad news bears- because you know how the bears lost their first game and never looked back that is what we did.”
This team was determined to win...
Coach, Joey Jordan says, “Because nobody gave us a shot we lose the first game and we win the next one - well they won't get past the next one and we win that one -- we won six straight elimination games.”
The Ashland City all stars hold the 2012 State Little League Championship title in the 9/10 Division - and now they are going to the World Series.. If they can raise enough money
Palmer says, “It really is a big deal because it is going to be a great experience for all the whole team for their first year going to the little league.”
So just as the kids put in the work on the field... The parents are now putting in the work to get donations.... Throwing fundraisers like a spaghetti dinner.
And knowing their hard work won't go to waste in Florida
Grandparent Toni Tomlin says, “I guarantee that them kids are not leaving there until they have won they are going to do their darnest and they are going to fight all the way.”
Jordan says, “We are going down there representing Tennessee and we feel it is beyond Cheatham county and we want to go down there and hope people back us up and come through for these little kids because that is their dream to come true.”
Just 6 days away the Ashland City all stars are not even half way to their fundraising goal- but they are still hoping for miracle - and a shot at bringing the championship trophy back to Tennessee.
If you would like to help the Ashland city All Stars make their trip to the World Series- you can go to www.ashlandcitybaseball.com.
Sunday, July 29 2012, 10:14 AM CDT
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