Justin and B.J. Upton Send Parents of Little League World Series Players to Game

Tristan ThornburghSocial Media StaffAugust 23, 2014

via Chicago Tribune

A group of Chicago parents will get to see their sons play in the Little League World Series U.S. title game thanks to some generous donations from a crew of notable MLB players.Β 

Parents of Little Leaguers from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West received help for their travel expenses to South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, after Atlanta Braves outfielders Justin and B.J. Upton, Colorado pitcher LaTroy Hawkins, Detroit outfielder Torii Hunter and Chicago Cubs pitcher Wesley Wright donated $20,000.

The cost of travel for parents is not covered by Little League, which only pays to send players and three coaches to the event.

Jackie Robinson West will play in the title game vs.Β LasΒ Vegas on Saturday.