Next month, a group of Vicksburg girls will be traveling to Waco, Texas to represent Mississippi in the Little League Softball World Series. The event will air on ESPN+.
“This amazing opportunity comes with many expenses, and these girls could use any help they can get,” wrote Courtney and Jason Hart in a message to the Vicksburg Daily News. “This is a great opportunity for these youth and will make memories that will last a lifetime.”
The team has set up a Facebook donation page in the hope that the Vicksburg community will help cover the $12,000 cost of the trip, which includes entry fees, travel, hotel rooms, and meals for the team and their coaches.
“If you’d be interested in donating to their cause we would greatly appreciate it!” the Harts wrote. “No donation is too small! Thank you for your consideration!”
The group consists of 12 girls from several local schools with ages ranging from 10 to 13 years old. They are: Natalie Cantin, 12, Saint Aloysius; Katherine Emily Carney, 13, Porters Chapel Academy; Kyleigh Cooper, 12, Porters Chapel Academy; Candalynn Dawson, 12, Midway Christian School; Jamia Grace, 11 Bowmar Elementary; Jordan Grace, 10, Bowmar Elementary; Alexis Hart, 12, Redwood Elementary; Lili Kistler, 12, Bowmar Elementary; Trinity McGloster, 11, South Park Elementary; Madison Pant, 11, Bowmar Elementary; Avery VanNorman, 12 Bowmar Elemetary; and Kennadi Williams, 12, Warren Central Intermediate.See a typo? Report it here.