US trip of a lifetime

Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett with Shane Turner, Danny Ivester, Todd Hatcher, Zane Tavinar and Mitchell Brown.
Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett with Shane Turner, Danny Ivester, Todd Hatcher, Zane Tavinar and Mitchell Brown.

Shane Turner, Danny Ivester, Todd Hatcher, Zane Tavinar and Mitchell Brown were in town ahead of their August trip to Pennsylvania where they will compete in the Little League World Series.

The Firebirds are one of 16 teams to have qualified for the tournament. More than 300,000 entered.

The players are expecting a media onslaught unlike anything experienced by junior athletes, with millions tuning in to watch the broadcast live on ESPN.

The City of Cockburn provided players with a $400 junior assistance grant to ease the financial burden on the team, although they are still seeking donations to fund the trip.

If you can contribute, please call assistant coach Jim Ivester on 0401 997 244 or email jive2@bigpond.com.au.