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City sets celebration for North State

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Greenville officials announced Friday the city will hold a recognition ceremony for the North State all star team at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Elm Street Park, 1055 S. Elm St.

The event will celebrate the team’s accomplishments in the Little League World Series regardless of the outcome of the weekend’s games. It will begin with an introduction of the team and feature a variety of special guests, the announcement said.

"We have been in contact with representatives from the team and Greenville Little Leagues, and they are thrilled with the way this community has rallied around them," city Communications Manager Brock Letchworth said. "Additionally, they are supportive of the idea of ending their amazing run at the place that has been like a home away from home for them each baseball season."

Food vendors will be on site for the ceremony, and a brief autograph session will be held immediately following the program. In the event of rain, alternative arrangements will be announced.

The event is free and open to the public and it is recommended that guests arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the start time. There will be reserved seating for the players' families and dignitaries, but all other seating and standing room will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The parking lots located at Elm Street Park will be reserved for the players' families, VIPs, and vendors. Parking for the general public will be available along Elm Street including at the Drew Steele Center, 1058 S. Elm St., First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St., C.M. Eppes Middle School, 1100 S. Elm St., and Elmhurst Elementary School, 1815 West Berkley Road.

DONATIONS

Greenville Recreation and Parks has received numerous inquiries about making donations to help the team defray travel expenses. Anyone interested in making a donation is asked to mail it to: Greenville Little Leagues, P.O. Box 4263,  Greenville, NC 27836. The team also has a Go Fund Me page at www.gofundme.com/southeast-ll-greenvillenc

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