UNION COUNTY — The Union County Dixie Girls SweeTees won the Sportsmanship Award at the Dixie Girls SweeTees State Tournament last week and are once proving they deserved it by helping raise funds for the team that ended their bid for the State Championship.
The Dixie Girls State Tournament was held Friday, July 7 through Wednesday, July 12. Three Dixie Girls teams from Union County — 6U SweeTees, 10U Angels, and 15U Belles — played in the tournament. Though none won the State Championship in their respective leagues, the SweeTees and Angels each won their league’s Sportsmanship Award.
In the case of the SweeTees, the team won the award because of the positive attitudes of the players and their coaches and the prayer said after the game by Coach Jason Ivey. The team showed just how good a sports they are by posing for a picture with the Boiling Springs team which defeated them in their second game of the tournament and eliminated them from contention for the State Championship. Boiling Springs went on to win the State Championship and will be representing South Carolina in the SweeTees World Series that will be held in Alexandria, Louisiana.
This Saturday, the Union County SweeTees will once again show what good sports they are by helping raise funds for the Boiling Springs team to go to the SweeTees World Series.
Coach Mandy Ivey said Tuesday that the SweeTees will be taking part in the fundraiser for the Boiling Springs team which will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at 2427 Bryant Road, Chesnee.
Ivey said that the fundraiser will include a scrimmage-like game between Union County and Boiling Springs and a hot dog sale. She said that all proceeds from the event will go to help pay the costs of the trip to and from Alexandria, Louisiana for the Boiling Springs team.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.