LEVELLAND, TX (KCBD) - The excitement is building in Levelland as the entire community prepares to welcome baseball players from all over the world.
For the first time, the Babe Ruth League World Series for 13-year-olds will be played in Levelland starting August 19th. The League says they are bringing this event to Levelland because of the good facilities, including the fields and nearby hotel accommodations.
"For Levelland it's a great honor to host it and a great boom to the economy... we are hoping $3 million will be put into the economy," says Greg McKay, President, Babe Ruth in Levelland.
This is an endeavor for the entire town as the young athletes are required to be house with local families; a long-standing Babe Ruth tradition.