Lake City Sliders - with a little help from a lot of friends - reach $8,000 goal
Columbia County, FL (Posted July 21, 2011 07:00 am)
The Lake City Sliders 16 and under all girl Babe Ruth Softball Team arrived in Richmond yesterday afternoon and are hitting the fields today.
A last day fund raising push had the girls meeting their goal of raising $8000 dollars to pay for their trip to regionals in Richmond.
Columbia County's Tourist and Development Director, Harvey Campbell, told the Observer late yesterday afternoon that he had raised $500 dollars from generous anonymous donors.
At 6pm yesterday, this still left the Sliders $200 short.
Hearing that the girls were so close, the Cupcakery and More, a woman owned and operated business, scheduled to open in downtown Lake City next week stepped up to the plate, with owners Barbary Lemley and Chantell Deane taking the Sliders over the top.