A gaggle of 11 7- and 8-year-old Dixie Youth baseball gamers from 4 North Stanly groups lately fashioned an all-star roster and can play within the 2022 NC Dixie Youth Division 2 AA State Match in Leland subsequent month.
“They had been drafted by each crew,” mentioned Allison Wensil, whose son Luke is the crew’s catcher. “They needed to earn it to make it to the All-Stars, and now they are going to the state match. That is nice as a result of none of us on this crew have ever been that far. That’s actually cool.”
The North Stanly Comets got the chance to compete within the state match after defeating the West Stanly People within the district championship.
However to have an opportunity to compete towards different groups on Dixie Youth Baseball’s largest stage, the North Stanly gamers want some assist from the neighborhood. In keeping with Wensil, the crew plans to lift $12,000 to cowl journey, meals and lodging bills. You’ve gotten already deposited $6,000.
To boost the opposite half of the cash, gamers and their households will begin promoting tickets for a raffle on Tuesday. A single ticket is $10 or individuals should purchase six for $50. Notable prizes embrace a $500 boat rental (all-day pontoon boat move), photograph session, and Yeti cooler.
The deadline for donations is July 1st. The crew travels to Leland on July eighth and pool play begins the following day. The successful groups from every state match will journey to Dothan, Alabama starting July 29 to characterize North Carolina within the Dixie Youth Baseball Division 2 World Sequence.
The season began for the gamers in March and ended on the finish of Could.
Anybody wishing to buy tickets or donate cash can contact Wensil at 704-961-8799.