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South Nashville All-Stars Raising Money For Little League World Series

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South Nashville All-Stars Raising Money For Little League World Series

By Chris Cannon. CREATED Aug 11, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For the second year in a row players from the South Nashville Little League All-Stars are playing in the World Series.

The team arrived in Williamsport, Pa this past weekend. Their parents will join them shortly, but first they need to raise money to pay for the trip.

"The average hotel room, right now in Willliamsport, is going for about $250, and that's just for your basic hotel. Not to count travel expenses, to and from, all of your eating. It a pretty monumental number that you are putting out there to go play Little League baseball," explained parent Brent High.

To raise money the players send out letters to friends and family asking for donations. That resulted in dozens of envelopes arriving with donations inside.

They also started a on-line donation site for people to give towards the team's travel expenses.

"People can go in and make a donation with their credit card, leave a note of encouragement," High said.

So far the team have raised $25,000.

"I'm confident that Nashville, and Tennessee, and friends of these kids, are going to rally and get us to our goal," according to High.

The team still needs to raise a substantial amount of money to cover the possible two-week stay in Williamsport.

Most parents will be in Pennsylvania before the first game on Friday.

"It just sounds so exciting, it'll be nice to see what they've been experiencing the last couple of days," said parent Beth Snider.

For most of the team a chance to play in the Little League World Series is a once in a lifetime opportunity. But for two players, this is a return trip to Williamsport. Robert Hassell and Blake Money were young enough last year, so they were able to return with the team this season.

Chris Cannon

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Chris Cannon is an Emmy awarding winning reporter who joined the NewsChannel 5 HD team in May of 2004.