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Letter: Junior All-Stars appreciate support

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

On behalf of the parents and families of the 2018 Mathews Little League Junior All-Stars Softball Team, we would like to express our sincere thanks to friends, family, our community and sponsors for their overwhelming support. Our girls worked hard to represent Mathews as District 15 Champions, and placed third in the State Tournament at Honaker, Virginia, this past weekend. They would never have been able to achieve these accomplishments without the generosity of this community. Some of these young ladies have dreamed of seeing their names on a plaque at the ballfield since before they could read. They have practiced and worked for this dream for more than half their lives. Your support means the world to them, and to us!

After winning the District title, our team had just over a week to prepare for the State Tournament. It seemed an insurmountable task to raise the funds necessary to send the girls to the State Tournament in such a short time. The team was ...

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