sThe Wilmington 12U All Star softball team recently came home with a first-place finish in the Eastern NC Babe Ruth State Tournament held in Winterville, NC.
The next stop for the team is the Super Regional in Jensen Beach, Florida, where they will play state champions from Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, The Bahamas and more. The winner will continue to the Babe Ruth World Series. Said Pearce, “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for this amazing group of young women and is a huge financial responsibility. We are currently looking for donors and sponsors to contribute to their dream of World Series glory. "
A gofundmepage has been established to raise funds that will be used for tournament fees and travel costs.
The 12U All Stars have set up a Go Fund Me site to help support the team with their travels and entry fees for the tournament that can be found at www.gofundme.com/12u-wilmington-all-stars. Right now, Pearce is expecting the cost to exceed $25,000. He added, “Any amount that you would be willing to give to help would be greatly appreciated and would be used to the best of our ability to best represent our city and state on a national level.”
Additionally, the team has launched a Facebook Page so local friends and families can follow the journey; 12U Wilmington All Stars ENC Babe Ruth Softball State Champions. “The girls are so excited to be able to represent the City of Wilmington and the state of North Carolina in the Super Regional and hopefully the World Series, we wanted to make following their progress as easy as possible.