Community members lined Route 340 in the Town of Shenandoah on Thursday evening to send off the “8-and-Under” Shenandoah All-Star team.

The team qualified for the World Series after a good showing in the state tournament earlier this month.

With some generous help from the community, they are packing their bags to compete in the Babe Ruth World Series in Florida.

Team Coach Josh Turner said they held multiple fundraisers for the trip including standing along the road to raise money, and in just four days the community raised around $30,000 to send the team to Florida.

“Just the outpouring of the support that they showed and the way they cheered them on when they did stop. I even seen tags from Connecticut and tags from Maryland stopping. They had no idea about these girls, but they’d seen a good cause and they stopped and pitched in,” Turner said.

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