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Pep rally for local softball team planned

W_-_SSFCU_Babe_Ruth_Pep_Rally_DSC_0081_copy  ALACHUA – SunState Federal Credit Union and Alachua County Today newspaper are partnering to organize a pep rally for the Santa Fe Babe Ruth 12U Softball team.

The team of 16 girls is the host team for the 2012 Babe Ruth Softball World Series, which is slated to begin Aug. 2, and will bring thousands of people to the area.

But before visitors arrive, SunState and Alachua County Today want to send our local team into the playoffs with the full support of the community.  The pep rally has been scheduled for Monday, July 30 at 5:15 p.m. on the steps of Alachua City Hall.

Each of the players will be presented with a World Series helmet and other items to show community support.

Robert Hart of SunSate Federal Credit Union said the pep rally is about making this a memorable year for the Santa Fe Babe Ruth 12U Softball team and to let them know the community is behind them.

“We want to send our girls into the World Series with as much fanfare as possible,” Hart said, encouraging others in the community to participate.   Other local businesses and the general public can take part in the celebration and rally in several ways, the easiest of which is to show up at the July 30 pep rally and bring friends and co-workers.   Hart even suggests folks make posters to hold up at the event.

Hart is preparing goody bags with an assortment of knick-knacks and memorabilia for each of the players.  Anyone with items to contribute should contact Robert Hart by calling SunState Federal Credit Union at 386-462-3900.

The team includes players from across the area including Alachua, High Springs and Gainesville.

The pep rally is free and open to the public.  All in the community are encouraged to show their support by showing up on the steps of City Hall at 5:15.

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