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BARNWELL, S.C. (WJBF) – The Barnwell Angels All-Star softball team is heading to Alexandria, Louisiana, for the Dixie Youth Softball World Series.
This is just a regular Parks & Rec team, girls ages 10 and under (all between ages 9 and 10), who’ve worked their way through competing local, regional, and state teams all season.
Locally, they are one of three teams. In the district, they were up against 12 other teams, and when they went to Anderson for the state title, they beat out nine teams.
Now find themselves competing in the Dixie Youth Softball World Series – the town has supported them all along, raising $8000 to send them to the state championship in Anderson. Then, for the $30,000-plus necessary to go to the national competition, the town got to work again, with businesses sponsoring them and the team collecting donations at the local Walmart and even pumping gas as a fundraiser.
They sold Boston butts, even held a gun raffle. Team members and their supporters even waited tables at Eat Street.
The city sent them off to the game in style Thursday evening.
Photojournalist: Regynal McKie