Columbus Ready for Little League World Series

By Laura Ann Sills - bioemail

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  The days are approaching to Northern playing in the World Series Saturday.

Daniel Kiegans, manager for Carmike Cinemas, says although many would like to go to Williamsport, some cannot afford it.

Kiegans says his job is to make parents who can't make the trip still feel like part of the action.

"We're trying to bring the baseball atmosphere to our theater. We're bringing the Hollywood to our kids, I mean these kids are gonna be on the big screen."

Fans are showing their team pride, wearing t-shirts like the ones Northern will wear in the series, made by Sports Team. They got 250 shirts in last night, printed them all and by lunch time almost all were gone.  "They probably have 30 shirts left. They are getting another 200 in Saturday morning so hopefully people can come by Saturday morning, pick up shirts, and go to Carmike Cinemas." Says Clay Duncan, Vice President of Northern's team.

The profits from the t-shirts will go to the Northern Little League Team and the families that made the trip. Clay Duncan, says it's heartwarming to help families financially support their children.

"The proceeds will go to the expenses of the families that are flying and staying for 10 days and that's gonna off-set some of their expenses."

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