Fulton Little League’s Intermediate Team won the District 8 Championship last week and followed that up with a Section 2 Championship July 3, said coach David Dingman.
“Following that game, there was little time for celebration as we were informed that we need to be in Montgomery, N.Y. Monday, July 8 for the New York State Championship Tournament. To make that trip, we need to raise $5000 to cover our expenses.
“The tournament runs from Tuesday, July 9 through Monday, July 15,” he added. “The team was obviously not prepared for a weeklong stay just outside of New York City. We are doing everything we can as fast as we can to raise the money to get the team and coaches there on Monday.
The team is holding the following events/activities:
• Bottle and Can Collection — Return all your bottles and cans to the Three Little Pigs and say they are for this team.
• Candy bar sales at the Fulton Wal-Mart
• Car Wash – Come give a donation and get your vehicle washed at Lakeview Lanes Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m.
• Business Donation – Businesses or individuals who would like to make a donation can contact coach Dingman at 598-7485 or coach Randy Cotton at 593-2284.
“If the team is successful, they will have four days before having to go to Long Island for the Super Regional for eight days,” said Dingman. “If successful there they would have to go to California for the World Series. Why not us?
“We would like to thank you for any consideration you give to this urgent cause,” he continued. “The kids have worked hard and are playing well. Currently they are sitting at 15-1, winning their last 13 games and outscoring their opponents 180 to 20.”
Team members are Nolan Bonnie, Will Caster, Cole Cotton, Nick Dingman, Austin Flemming, Jacob Geitner, Bryce Guernsey, Josh VanHorn, Malcolm Wettering, and Kameron Whipple.
Coaches are Cotton, Dingman, and Larry King.