It's hard to go anywhere in Lubbock this week without hearing the praises of the now famous Lubbock Little Leaguers. This weekend, they will make history by competing in the Little League World Series.
Amazing how a group of 11 and 12-year-old's have ignited a sense of pride among folks in Lubbock, and it couldn't have come at a better time. So hats off to the entire team!
In addition to the stories you'll have to tell and the life lessons you'll take with you, your hard work and winning efforts are reaping countless benefits for the entire Lubbock community.
So consider this, I only wish that our visitor's bureau or sports authority would have stepped up and used hotel-motel tax money to cover the teams travel expenses. What better way to promote Lubbock than to send the players and their families to Williamsport with a message: Lubbock, Texas is behind you 100%.
I've seen what they spend money on and this would not be a stretch. In fact, it was a missed opportunity not to do more for a team that has done something priceless for Lubbock.
Special recognition should go out to the private businesses that did step up and help. You are true heroes to a group that truly deserves it.
And finally, a big congratulations and good luck to the Western Little League All-Stars. We're all very proud of you!
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