For the first time in seven years, the Texas RGV Stars is headed to the Palomino World Series.
While the team is excited about making the trip, RGV Texas Stars travel plans may have hit a snag.
The team needs help fast because they are expected to leave Dallas tonight to fly out for the World Series tomorrow.
Right now, they don TMt have the transportation means to get there.
No stage is too big and no dream is too small, player Rick Paz said.
The Cameron County team made up of 17 and 18-year-olds will be representing the state of Texas in California after winning the South Zone Championship title this past Sunday beating a team out of Houston.
It TMs real exciting. I mean we have been trying for four years and to finally do it, it TMs a great feeling, player Angel Gonzalez said.
Pony directors supplied each player with a round-trip plane ticket to Compton, California where they will face teams from around the nation and the world, but they must fly out of Dallas.
With such a small turn-around, the team is scrambling to find transportation.
We are looking to rent a van, raise some funds or you know get a van donated to drive up and this way we can fly out and of course in the 5th we have to do the same thing. Rent a van, bring all the guys back, Head Coach Victor Zepeda said.
Making it to the World Series is a first for many of these players, and it comes with big opportunities, as college and Major League Baseball scouts will be in attendance looking for new recruits.
Oh I mean that TMs awesome. I mean playing the game right now is fun. Imagine playing for the MLB, that would be even more fun, Gonzalez said.
While they worry how they will get there, they are staying focused on the game, and are hoping to bring home the World Series title.
The team is hoping they can arrange all of their transportation needs before Tuesday at 9 p.m. in order to make their flight which is scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
If you TMd like to help the team, you can donate any funds to:IBC Bank in Harlingen under the Texas Bronco League Account #6000547374.
If you have any questions, call (817) 983-9382 or (817) 793-2129.