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Columbus softball team collecting donations this week for state tournament

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

While some people are celebrating Independence Day, a local little-league softball team is raising money to compete in a state tournament.

On Monday, July 4 the 8-10 Pioneer Allstars stopped by Clearview Barbecue on River Road to collect donations.

The Pioneer Allstars are the District 8 champs, and now they are moving forward to state. The tournament will take place from July 9 through July 13 in Cartersville.

Donated money will go towards room and board, travelling and food expenses for players and coaches.

Team mom Wendy Cross says the girls are hard workers and they're looking forward to competing in the state tournament.

“They really want to go and they are dedicated. We practice in the morning and we practice in the evening sometimes,” Cross said. “The girls just left practice and they came here to fundraise.”

The team is hoping to raise $5,000.

If you'd like to donate to the 8-through-10 Pioneer Allstars, below is a list of locations where the team will be collecting donations:

Tuesday, July 5
Lowe’s on Veteran’s Parkway
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, July 8
Dinglewood Pharmacy on Wynnton Road  
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 6
Chick-fil-A on Bradley Park Drive (mention 8-10 Pioneer Allstars and a percentage goes toward the team)
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, 6 and Friday, July 8
Clearview BBQ
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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