Fans Encouraged To Support All-Stars At Parade & Celebration - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/29/07

Fans Encouraged To Support All-Stars At Parade & Celebration

Wednesday evening, drivers traveled down a special path, though they may not have known it.  On Thursday, part of Slide Road turns into the parade route to celebrate the Western All-Stars and their third in the world status.

"We're not going to be tying up traffic for hours," Lubbock Police Captain James Shavers said.

Capt. Shavers tells us the parade will be more of a motorcade with the team, their families and first responders leaving United Market Street, traveling west on 50th Street, then north on Slide.

"We're not going to shut down any of the eastbound traffic on 50th Street," Shavers said. 

Fans wanting to watch the parade are asked to stand along the north side of 50th Street, and then come down to City Bank Parkway, where the motorcade ends with a special ceremony.

Jeff and Mudflap from KLLL-FM will perform their tribute song to the team, but not before city and county leaders pay tribute, along with special words from Senator Robert Duncan.  The team will also receive congrats from the College Baseball Hall of Fame and hear a letter from baseball great Nolan Ryan.

It all starts at 5:20 p.m. with a pep rally by the Frenship High School Band at United Market Street.  From there, the parade will start at 6 p.m. and make its way to the City Bank parking lot by 6:30 p.m.

A ceremony will be held where you can meet the team, and a $1 donation will get you a hotdog, chips and Coke.  Proceeds benefit the Little League Association.

Parking is available near City Bank and shuttle buses will also be running.

Lubbock isn't the only city taking notice of the team's accomplishment. NewsChannel 11 has learned the Texas Rangers have invited the players to Arlington for their first game on September 22nd.

Consider This... A World Series Celebration
NewsChannel 11 General Manager Dan Jackson encourages the community to show its support for the Lubbock Western All-Stars at the citywide celebration this Thursday.

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