Hello everyone, just wanted to drop an update on you about something awesome that is happening here in the Tampa Bay Sports scene!
The Southeastern Regional Champions from West Tampa Little League leave to the World Series this Saturday in Kirkland, Washington!
These awesome athletes, who are representing the Southeast Region of the U.S., have risen from our very own hometown of Tampa! Our 14- year- old West Tampa Softball All-stars have played 15 consecutive games undefeated to earn this honor.
Allot of these girls began playing together when they were just 4 and 5 years old in the T-ball division on a team called the Lady Bugs. Almost a decade together has passed since then and all of the obvious hard work is starting to pay off!
These dedicated and tenacious young women will be representing Tampa in this internationally World class event televised by ESPN. Yeah you heard me right, ESPN!!! Their arrival to this very competitive and prestigious event is an honor for the City of Tampa.
West Tampa will be at their scheduled practices this week at West Tampa little League on Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
Be sure to show your support, as this Wednesday, at the Palma Ceia Beef 'O' Brady's on Mac Dill and Bayshore, there will be a send off rally to help celebrate the team's success. The girls hope to raise funds needed for their journey. The girls will be at Beef 'O' Brady's from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The team is still in need of $20,000 by week's end. The girls spent all weekend fund-raising at local stores trying to reach their goal of $25,000. The community and corporations are asked to help the girls make it to the World Series.
Donations can be taken to the event on Wednesday or mailed to West Tampa Little League. P.O. Box 4226, Tampa FL 33677. Donations can also be taken to Suntrust Bank, account name: West Tampa Little League.
Be sure to come out and show your support, and as always, be sure to stay tuned in for more updates on things to do in Tampa Bay!