ST. GEORGE — Not one, but two Snow Canyon baseball teams are headed off to Little League Regional playoffs this month.
The 11-12-year-olds, dubbed the “Majors” division, is the headliner that fans can watch on ESPN when the regional champs are decided and the tourney moves on to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Aug. 20-30.
Snow Canyon’s Majors team won their state championship earlier this month and is headed to San Bernardino, Calif. The Western Regional is Aug. 9-15 and will be televised on ESPN. The youngsters from southern Utah will face teams from Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada, Northern California and Southern California. Snow Canyon’s first game is at 11:30 a.m. (PST) Aug. 10 against the winner of Arizona and Northern California match-up the day before.
Meanwhile, a group of young men representing Snow Canyon at the 13-14-year old level has also earned its way to the Western Regional as well. The SC All-Stars won state and are headed to Vancouver, Wash., Aug. 4-11 for their regional, where they’ll take on 11 other teams for a chance to head to the national tournament.
Along with the excitement of having their kids make the tourney, parents of both age groups are likely feeling the pinch of the costs that will be incurred with the travel to the regional (and perhaps national) tournaments. team boosters have set up fund-raising pages for both teams.
For the 12-year-olds, there is a gofundme page for donations to help with the travel costs.
For the 14-year-olds, there is a Giveforward page for donations to help with the travel costs.
Both teams are holding local fund-raisers, including car washes and restaurant promotions. For more information, go to their Facebook page.
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