Event to honor WRALL softball world series champs set for Saturday

The Warner Robins American Little League will host Softball World Series Championship Game Night Saturday to honor the Little League Softball world champions.

The event begins with a meet and greet session with the team at 6:30 p.m. at Chick-fil-A, 1867 Watson Blvd. Team members will sign autographs and pose for pictures. Hats, balls and shirts will be available for a donation to WRALL, said Scott Barker, a player representative for WRALL.

At 8 p.m., guests will be able to watch the championship game on a screen in Chick-fil-A’s parking lot.

“We’re just proud of the girls,” said Barker, whose daughter is on the team. “We appreciate how the community has treated us.”

Chick-Fil-A invited the team to host the event there, said Mandy Stella, marketing director for the restaurant’s Warner Robins locations. Ten percent of the Chick-fil-A’s sales from the event will also be donated to WRALL.

“We hope the community can get involved,” Stella said. “We’re proud of everything they’ve accomplished. I hope we have a good turnout so they can see that.”

Chick-Fil-A is co-sponsoring the event, along with Hobbs Home Medical, State Farm Insurance-Andy Thomas, Optimist International, Cantrell Wellness Center and McNeal Agency Inc.

The girls’ team is also slated to appear at Cold Stone Creamery in Warner Robins for the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Sept. 24 and will be honored at the beginning of the Sept. 26 football game at the University of Georgia.