The success of Clinton YMCA’s Coaches-Pitch All-Star team was part of the agenda at this week’s Laurens County Council meeting. Council voted to give $500 to the team to help fund their trip to the Dixie Youth AA National Championship in Rockwood Tennessee this weekend –July 26th through the 29th.
As stated in a letter to council by Gene Simmons, CEO of the Clinton Family YMCA, this group of boys and volunteer coaches has represented greater Clinton and Laurens County extremely well in the past few weeks winning both the District 3 Championship and the coveted South Carolina State Championship in Georgetown. This is the first time an eight and under team has won the district, much less the state competition.
This national championship is comparable to the Little League World Series, but for younger players.
All council members voted to approve the request except for one abstention by Councilman Ed McDaniel.