Donations pour in to help Little Leaguers

Thursday, July 6th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- It appears that two Claremore-area Little League baseball teams will make it to the World Series after all thanks to donations and offers to help with fund-raising efforts.

Trips to the United States Specialty Sports Association World Series this month were in doubt after about $5,000 worth of fireworks were stolen. The Claremore Cubs and the Oklahoma Braves were selling the fireworks to raise money so they could take part in the tournament.

The owners of the Black Star Performance Wholesaler in Mannford have donated $5,000 worth of fireworks to the teams. They will be selling the fireworks through Thursday on Oklahoma State Highway 20 near the Will Rogers Turnpike. The teams will also be hosting a small fair Saturday at the Claremore Wal-Mart.