Alabaster All-Stars heading to Kansas for World Series

The 11-year-old National League All-Star team from Alabaster will be heading to Overland Park in Kansas to participate in the World Series July 21.

The tournament will run from July 21-28, with play beginning July 22.

The Alabaster All-Star team advanced to the World Series by winning its Metro All-Star Tournament.

The World Series opening ceremonies will be held July 21 with a parade for teams and coaches. The Olympic-style event will include a home run derby and picnic, among other planned events. More than 100 teams will participate in the tournament at Overland Park just outside Kansas City, Kan.

Alabaster Youth League is a self-funded organization. In order for the team to make the trip to the World Series, funds must be raised. The team has sponsored several events to raise funds, including a car wash and selling doughnuts.

Donations can be made to Alabaster Youth League, or AYL. According to AYL president David Strevel, all donations are tax deductible.

Anyone making a donation of $50 or more will be recognized on a sponsorship banner which will travel with the team to the World Series. Anyone interested in donating can call Strevel at 621-4087 or 664-1175