Friday, August 11, 2006
The Little League and Gulf Coast Character
Tonight, I happened to catch the Little League regional baseball championship game being played at Waco, Texas on ESPN between Lake Charles, La. and D'Iberville, Ms. I'm not the biggest baseball fan, but had to root for the Ms. kids (being a native of the area).
What is amazing is that with all the devastation to the area from the hurricanes, that the communities came together so quickly. The fields in Lake Charles and D'Iberville were cleared to give kids the chance to play. Both states should be extremely proud of their young players, the families, and the coaches, for the accomplishment of making it to the regionals, especially coming from such adversity. Families make the trips at their own expense, taking time away from work and home to help their kids pursue their dreams
A tribute to the character of our young and a region to bounce back. Congrats. go to the Lake Charles team, winning 1-0. Best of luck going forward.