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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A truck- load of lumber overturns, blocking north- bound lanes of the Roy Weber Expressway.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And if water doesn't fall from the sky, farmers find ways to haul it horizontally.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - Agassi and Sampras exit Wimbledon. We'll get reacquainted with the kids in the Challenger baseball series.
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[VO-NAT]

And campers at the Barbers football camp hear how a "chance" meeting with adversity can force you to have a second option.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Showers and thunderstorms continue to blanket the region this evening. Tomorrow looks much the same. I'll have the details coming up in your forecast.
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News 7 is next.
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((BOB HOLLAND/MONTGOMERY CO. FARM BUREAU PRES.; THEY'VE NEVER SEEN A DROUGHT AS BAD AS THIS AND TO LAST AS LONG AS THIS HAS.))
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Local farmers feel the heat.
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Empty ponds may mean the start and burden of hauling in water.
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Good evening, I'm .
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And I'm .[Backup]
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Good evening I'm Shannon Young
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And I'm Keith Humphry
A major traffic tie-up in Roanoke to tell you about..
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A flat-bed truck loaded with lumber spilled its cargo onto route 220, near the Franklin Road overpass.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=Accident]


This is near Roanoke Memorial Hospital..
Two of the three north-bound lands of 220 are blocked, and traffic is backed up in the area..
The accident happened around 5 o'clock -- and crews are still working to try and get those lanes cleared.
No word at this time on whether anyone's been injured..
A News 7 crew is on the scene and we'll bring you more details as they become available.

[Farm-Drought]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Local farmers are feeling the heat.
They're dealing with at least three years of severe drought conditions according to Farm Bureau officials. And there's no end in sight. In the New River Valley, the lack of rain is forcing farmers to find other means to provide water for their livestock.
Since they can't rely on Mother Nature...they may have to rely on hard work. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon reports.
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[SUPER=01-Bob Holland/Montgomery Co. Farm Bureau Pres.; :12]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Blevins/Contractor; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Blacksburg.]

((NATS 1:42:26 Even the cows can sense it. Their drinking source is bone dry. Known as Sky Ponds, they rely on rainwater to be filled and are drying up at an alarming rate.
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[SOT 1:22:10]
[IN Q=we're]

((BOB HOLLAND/MONTGOMERY CO. FARM BUREAU PRES.; WE'RE HAVING NOW TO LOOK AT THE PROBABILITY OF HAVING TO HAUL WATER FROM THE SPRINGS AND WATER SOURCES TO THESE PONDS SO OUR CATTLE HAVE SOMETHING TO DRINK.))
[OUT Q=to drink]

It's something farmers in this area have had to do before. Bob Holland is with the local Farm Bureau. He says last summer, it was 8-weeks of hauling water and that this year doesn't look any better.
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[SOT 1:22:50]
[IN Q=WHAT WE NEED]

((WHAT WE WOULD HELP IS A HEAVY DOWNPOUR RAIN WHAT WE CALL A CLOUD BURST OR SOMETHING WHERE WE CAN HAVE SOME RUN OFF INTO THE PONDS.))
[OUT Q=THE PONDS.]

NATS DIGGING Some farmers aren't waiting for the wet stuff. This pond is being dug out. Holland says it's an extreme step, but that the idea is make the pond deeper so if it does rain, you collect more. A local contractor says he's been doing this kind of work all over town.
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[SOT 1:38:26]
[IN Q=everywhere ]

((PATRICK BLEVINS/CONTRACTOR; EVERYWHERE WE GO THERE'S NOTHING BUT DUST THE GROUND IS REALLY HARD IT'S AFFECTING A LOT FARMERS IN THE AREA.))
[OUT Q=THE AREA.]

Here in Blacksburg, farmers can haul water from a nearby spring. But even then, it's a burden Holland says they don't need. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg.))

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Lightning may be to blame for a fire at a Rocky Mount home this afternoon.
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The house at 1055 Old Franklin Turnpike caught aflame around one. No one was home at the time. It took fire crews two and quarter hours to extinguish the blaze. They say the left side of the house suffered heavy fire damage. The rest is damaged by water and smoke. A fire investigator is working to confirm the cause of the fire was storm related.
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A passing shower led to an accident on I-81 in Roanoke County this afternoon.
Police say a truck trying to slow down in the storm collided with a car near mile marker 146.
That car hit another motorist.
One person with minor injuries was taken to the hospital.
Traffic in the southbound lanes has been backed up for the past couple hours.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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There was a scare at the Blacksburg Municipal building today when a gas line burst....
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About 100 people were evacuated from the building around 9:30 this morning. Too much pressure in a gas line valve caused the door to a chemical room to blow off. Gas service was shut down and crews quickly found the source of the problem. The evacuation meant normal business in the building... including General District Court proceedings... experienced delayed for about half an hour. There was no fire and no one was injured.
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[Route-460]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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It's happening again for drivers in the New River Valley...a major traffic change.
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Beginning Thursday night, motorists will be able to use a new section of Route 460. Eastbound traffic in Christiansburg heading to Interstate-81 will now reach the highway by turning onto the Peppers Ferry Road extension. It's part of the new Route 460-bypass, merging drivers onto Interstate 81 at a reconfigured Exit 118. Westbound traffic will not be affected. The entire three-mile bypass that will take drivers from the Interstate to Blacksburg is slated to open in August.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Still ahead on News 7, we'll talk with the man likely to become the next Speaker of Virginia's House of Delegates.
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Plus a Southside landmark returns... after a devestating fire.
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[Comm#1]


[Howell]
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The House of Delegates will be welcoming a new leader next year.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Stafford Delegate Bill Howell is expected to succeed Vance Wilkins as Virginia's second Republican Speaker.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon sat down with Howell today.
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[SUPER=@Meghan1]
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The last of five potential candidates for the Speakership bowed out today, leaving Howell as a shoo-in for the General Assembly's top position.
So we went to Fredericksburg today to find out more about him.
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(( Howell runs his law practice out of a reconstructed Shenandoah Valley log cabin.
He's a collector of Civil war prints, GOP mascots and stuffed wild game.
And he's in line to succeed former Speaker Vance Wilkins.
Howell admits he'll be different from his predecessor.
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[IN Q=Vance is more of a hands-on kind of person]

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[OUT Q=and decision-making.]


Howell says one of his challenges will be to heal the hurt feelings within the Republican Caucus.
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[IN Q=That was, in fact, really, really tough on alot of us.]

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[OUT Q=pretty good shape to move forward.]


The 59-year-old Chairman of the Courts of Justice Committee and grandfather of five admits he's low-key and sees that as an advantage.
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Howell still has to be formally nominated when the caucus meets on July 20th.
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Then the new Speaker, which Republican leaders say will be Howell, will be sworn in on January 8th.

[L'burg-Council]


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For the first time in eight years, there's a female on Lynchburg City Council.
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Joan Foster took the oath of office this afternoon along with re-elected members Carl Hutcherson and Bert Dodson.


Foster is the first woman on council since Joan MacCallum lost her re-election bid in 1994.
She hopes to bring a fresh perspective to the panel.
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((JOAN FOSTER/NEW LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I REALLY HOPE THAT THAT WILL BE THE CASE AND I PLAN TO HAVE IT THERE AND SOME FIELDS THAT I'VE BEEN INVOLVED WITH I CAN BRING THAT EXPERTISE AND LEND IT TO CITY COUNCIL AND TO THE CITIZENS OF LYNCHBURG.))
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[OUT Q=citizens of Lynchburg.]
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Foster replaces vice mayor Stewart Hobbs who lost his re-election bid in May.
Council will re-organize next week and will likely select Carl Hutcherson as mayor and Bert Dodson as vice mayor.

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[McCrickard]


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A twice- convicted drunk driver from Roanoke will get his license back, but it'll let him drive only to and from work.
Keith McCrickard struck a car head on in 1991, killing Betty and Elizabeth Stanley. He served five years of a ten- year sentence for involuntary manslaughter. Judge Diane Strickland has approved a restricted license for McCrickard. He'll have to have an ignition interlock device installed in his car to be sure he hasn't been drinking. The husband and father of the victims, ED Stanley, says he would liked to have been able to attend the hearing but was

n't notified.[Stocks]


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Stocks sold off early today after WorldCom announced that it had disguised nearly four-billion dollars in expenses. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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But the DOW ended up just seven points lower.
NASDAQ gained five.
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[Update]
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We want to go back to our lead story for a moment.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


We have some video now from that accident on Route 220 in Roanoke.
A flat-bed truck loaded with lumber spilled its cargo, near the Franklin Road overpass.
Two of the three north-bound lands of 220 are blocked, and traffic is backed up in the area..
Still no word at this time on whether anyone's been injured..
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[Gereau]


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Franklin County's superintendent is retiring ... but not without leaving his mark.
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((NATS: PULL CLOTH ... CLAPPING.))
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He now has a school named after him.
The LEONARD GEREAU Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration was re-named in his honor.
The 18-year superintendent was instrumental in getting it built.
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((LEONARD GEREAU/RETIRING SUPERINTENDENT: I HAD A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COME UP TO ME THIS PAST WEEK AND SAY THAT BUILDINGS WERE ONLY DEDICATED FOR PEOPLE WHO HAD PASSED AWAY AND I SAID I HOPE THERE'S NOTHING PLANNED HERE.))
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Gereau left a job as Assistant Commissioner of Education for the State of New York to take the superintendent's job in 1984.
He says he plans to spend more time with his wife and son at their Smith Mountain Lake home and to do some consulting work.
He got more than 6-thousand cards and letters and 22 retirement parties.
The best send-off, though, was the news that 13 of 15 Franklin County schools are now fully accredited.
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Ever since a fire destroyed the land-mark "wind-mill" at the Dutch Inn in Collinsville, business has been slow.
But that could soon change...
As Intern Reporter Chris Schaffer reports, the hotel is making a comeback.
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[SUPER=01-Pat Flint/Dutch Inn Restaurant Manager; :39 - :44]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Harned/Martinsville Economic Development Director; :51 - :56]
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((Before last year's fire reduced it to rubble, the wind-mill towered over Business 220 in Collinsville for more than 30 years.

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"IT WAS LIKE LOSING NOT JUST A BUSINESS BUT A REAL MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY -- A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT" [RUNS5 sec.]
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Today, the final push to bring back the hotel's trade-mark.

(nats - grinding blade to fit 2:19:00)


Construction crews prepare four massive fiberglass blades, each weighing more than 6-hundred pounds.

(nats - screwing straps onto blade 2:18:40)


A crane hoists them into place -- all part of a 3-million dollar re-building effort that's lifting the spirits of this southside community.

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[IN Q=2:30:02]

"I'M GLAD TO SEE THE WINDMILL BACK THOUGH BECAUSE EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY WANTED IT, SO IT'S REALLY EXCITING TO SEE IT FINALLY GO UP" [RUNS7 sec.]
[OUT Q=finally go up]


Local officials say restoring the wind-mill could bring more business into Henry County.

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"IT'S A LANDMARK AND IT'S KNOWN ACROSS VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA AND SO IT'S PART OF THE IDENTITY OF THIS REGION" [RUNS6 sec.]
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Like the old wind-mill, you won't see this new one spinning -- state officials say drivers would be distracted.. The hotel's owner just hopes some of those drivers begin turning off the road and into his parking lot..

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[IN Q=2:26:56]

"IT'S GONNA MAKE THE BUSINESS BACK AS IT WAS, AND EVEN GIVE US A BOOST BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL REALIZE HOW MUCH THEY MISSED US AND ARE VERY ANXIOUS TO GET BACK WITH US." [RUNS09]
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"THE WINDMILL'S FINISHED AND INSIDE THE RESTAURANT IS NEARING COMPLETION. IT'S EXPECTED TO OPEN BY SEPTEMBER FIRST. CHRIS SCHAFFER NEWS-7 COLLINSVILLE." [RUNS8 sec.]
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - the Barbers have had a full day with guest speakers and guest appearances at their Twins' camp. Plus - it has been a rough day for the men at Wimbledon.
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And the Challenger baseball series just wrapped up season on the area's diamonds. That story and more in straight ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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We begin tonight on the grass at Wimbledon where two of the men's all-time great slipped and got a boo-boo today in the second round.
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[SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/TNT; :00]

Pete Sampras, the seven time Wimbledon champ, makes his earliest Wimbledon exit in more than a decade after falling to Switzerland's George Bastl (BA-STULL). He loses in five sets, but at one point was down two sets to none. The 30 year old Sampras hasn't won a tournament of any kind since Wimbledon 2000. Third seeded Andre Agassi's exit was even quicker. With wife Steffi Graf watching, he lost in straight sets to Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan (SHREE-SHUH-PAN). Agassi heads home after the 6-4, 7-6 and 6-2 debacle.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tiki and Ronde Barber finished up the third day of their Twins football camp this afternoon and then slipped into their public service mode.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

The Barbers are still at work at this hour developing a video and poster that will be used for the Virginia Literacy Foundation's statewide campaign this coming school year. Verizon is providing funding for the projects - but the Barbers are championing the cause.
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[SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/Tampa Bay Cornerback; :12]
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[OUT Q=...A FACE TO IT."]
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[S-Camp]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Barbers football camp welcomed 12 through 14 year old kids to camp today. Besides getting schooled in the fundamentals, the players also learned that life is a game of "Chance."
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

Chance Crawford, who was paralyzed from the neck down while playing football for Salem High School in the early 80s, talked to the campers about the way he has overcome the hand that was dealt him.
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[SUPER=01-Chance Crawford/Former Salem Football Player; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...great community."]
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Crawford, who now works as the Clerk of Court in Salem, told the campers that they need to take their futures seriously - and always be ready for the unexpected.
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[OUT Q=...A GOOD EDUCATION."]
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[S-Challenger]


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It does seem that more often than not it is what you do with the hand you have been dealt that determines your success and happiness.
The Challenger Series Baseball League just wrapped up its 13th season here in the Valley. And as Travis Wells explains the real challenge is not in reaching home plate, but reaching out to the area's handicapped youth.
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[SUPER=01-Sid Witt, Sr./Challenger Baseball Coach; :18]Quick!!
[SUPER=01-Sid Witt, Jr./Challenger Baseball Coach; :23]
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((The Challenger Baseball League exposes physically and mentally challenged children to all the benefits of team sports. These youngsters range in age from 5 to 18, and the athletic experience is something that no one can take away.
Sid Witt, Sr.: All kids deserve the right to play ball no matter who they are. Sid Witt, Jr.: One of the kids' parents said it best. He said, "My child is in a body that doesn't really do what he wants it to do."
That doesn't mean that these kids can't play. But their skill level isn't measured in power at the plate or 90 mile an hour fastballs.
Sid, Jr.:We've watched these kids grow up and make improvements. Stuff like not knowing which base to run to. The achievements they make and the reward that I get is just watching them enjoy themselves.
Travis: Seeing the faces light up is much more important than lighting up the scoreboard. The Challenger League doesn't keep score, which makes everybody a winner.
Sid, Sr.: You always take home more than you bring. These children are something else and it's wonderful to be around them..You play with them and love them. I know I've made a difference in making life the best we can for them. You always take home more than you bring. Making a difference one pitch at a time. In Salem, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))