Community rallying behind World Series Little Leaguers


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Community rallying behind World Series Little Leaguers

By Rikki Cheese. CREATED Aug 12, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 13, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Money is tight and time is limited for the families of the Mountain Ridge All-Stars.

They held a fundraiser at Mountain Ridge Park in the northwest on Tuesday night.

The league needs to raise $60,000 to help families of the team members get to Williamsport, Pennsylvania by Thursday to watch the boys play in the first game of the Little League World Series.

Mom Rhonda Cromwick said, "We're so thrilled, especially for the boys. We're just so excited for them, for making history."

The Mountain Ridge All-Stars are the first team from Nevada to play in the Little League World Series.

If you would like to help the families with travel expenses, click here. To check out the GoFundMe website for donations, click here.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the team had raised more than $32,000 so far.

Andre Agassi has donated a tennis racket that is being auctioned off on the Little League's website, and Greg Maddox donated a baseball and picture that was sold in a silent auction.

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Rikki Cheese is currently an anchor and reporter for Action News.