COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) — Southeastern Community College’s baseball team defeated Surry Community College on May 16 to win the National Junior College Athletic Association (NCJAA) Region 10 Division II tournament and advance to the National Junior College Division II World Series.
The team will travel to Enid, Oklahoma for the World Series on May 28, but they need donations to help pay for the trip. North Carolina law prevents state funds from being used to support community college athletics.
Typically the school’s baseball and softball teams are supported by the Rams Club, SCC Foundation and student activity fees, but more money is needed for this trip.
“This is the first time in SCC history that one of our teams has advanced to the World Series, and we need the public to step up to the plate to help us send these deserving student athletes to Oklahoma,” said SCC President Dr. Kathy Matlock in a news release. “Donations of any size will be helpful, but we encourage Rams fans to contribute soon so we can make all the necessary travel arrangements.”
Check donations may be mailed to the SCC Foundation at P.O. Box 151, Whiteville, NC 28472. Indicate “World Series” in the subject line. Contributions to the foundation are also accepted online via PayPal at www.sccnc.edu/foundation.html. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Donated.”
Donations to the SCC Foundation are tax deductible as allowed by law.