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Apr 19, 2015 9:00 AM ET

Archived: Help the Magic travel to tournaments: supporting our baseball team that earned Major status in USSSA Baseball

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 19, 2015

Help the Magic travel to tournaments

The Mississippi Magic has reached Major status in USSSA baseball. What this means is that there are no local tournaments available. Please help us raise money for room and board for all of our teammates to be able to travel.

The moms of the Mississippi Magic (Gretchen Willock, Mary Hollingsworth, Donna Davis, Stacey Davis, Kathy Pittman, Aretha Grace, Carolyn Smith, Jessica Hayes, Morgan Ingle, and Dusti Parker) are reaching out to our friends and family to ask for you help in supporting our baseball team. The great news is that we have recently been elevated to Major status in USSSA Baseball. While this is the highest level attainable and has been our goal since starting our organization, there is one major disadvantage. There are only six Mississippi teams currently listed at this level of play, which necessitates us having to forgo local tournaments and travel to the Memphis area and the surrounding states of Louisiana, Alabama, and Texas in order to compete. Exciting yes, but very, very expensive.

     We have 10 players on our roster. One weekend’s tournament means two nights hotel stay…..between $1800-2000 a weekend for the team and families JUST in hotel fees. Our revised schedule has us going to Southaven (Memphis area), LaFayette LA, Shreveport LA, back to Southaven, and Lake Charles LA–all by the end of May! In June we travel to the state tournament and our final tournament will be in Orange Beach AL for the World Series!! The World Series alone will cost EACH family at least $2000 in hotel fees. All totaled, it will cost the team in excess of $30,000 over the remainder of the season for rooming costs alone.

     Please help contribute to youth sports and the continuing development of some amazing young baseball players by contributing what you can… $5, $10, $20. Whatever you can do to help is GREATLY appreciated! EVERY DOLLAR RAISED GOES DIRECTLY TO HOTEL FEES!! We have a tax ID number and are legally a non-profit organization. And if you cannot help monetarily, please share this status and help us reach as many people as possible.

     Thank you all in advance and GO MAGIC!!

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