NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nashville law firm raising money to help cover the costs of the Goodlettsville All-Stars competing in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Bone McAllister Norton is using a match program for donations. So far, the firm and its employees have raised about $4,000.
“A lot of our folks have TVs in their offices, and I think it was on most TVs. I think it’s an easy, a great sports story, but it’s also a great local Nashville and Middle Tennessee story so everybody here has been following closely,” Charles Robert Bone said.
Johnny Garrett, the president of the Goodlettsville Little League and an associate at Bone McAllister Norton, said the trip costs parents between $2,000 to $3,000 per player. That figure includes a hotel room, which runs about $200 a night for eight to 10 nights, the cost of travel and eating out.
Some parents traveling with their children are without vacation time and are taking unpaid time off.
“It’s up to us and the communities that surround us to raise funds so they can enjoy and participate in this baseball tournament so they can watch their children. Otherwise, some of them may not be able to go,” Garrett said.
According to Garrett, friends and family members of the Goodlettsville All-Stars have helped raise about $16,000 to cover costs.
The players arrived in north central Pennsylvania last week to compete in the Little League World Series.
The team is 1-1 in the Little League World Series and plays again at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.News 2 is the only local television station traveling with the team. Click here for complete coverage of the Goodlettsville All-Stars.