HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — A youth baseball team from Waverly is hitting the road to head to the World Series in South Carolina this weekend.
Country music superstar Morgan Wallen surprised the team by announcing that he’s going to fund the entire trip.
Coach Steven Wilson said the team has been through a lot this year since the Waverly floods last August and he added if Morgan Wallen didn’t help their team out financially, then they wouldn’t have been able to go to the World Series.
Team Tennessee, a baseball team of 11 and 12-year-olds from Humphreys County, were shocked to see Morgan Wallen on the screen.
“From my team to yours, we want to send y’all to South Carolina,” Morgan Wallen said in the video.
Assistant Coach Steven Wilson says this past week has been a whirlwind.
They won the state championship last Wednesday, the coaches found out about Morgan Wallen’s donation Monday, and they showed the team the surprise video Tuesday night.
“I was excited, happy and just thankful for him,” said Tucker Warren, player on Team Tennessee.
“Just to know that other people that are famous know about us and actually care about what we do and all that,” added another player, Dakota Bramlett.
Coach Wilson said it hits deeper because when the city was under water 11 months ago, there were several fatalities, and schools and churches were ruined.
He said some of these kids are still in temporary schools, so this is a bright spot that they needed.
“I know he’s from Tennessee, and that’s what Tennesseans do is help each other, and you know these kids here, they’re superstars in their community right now, and for a superstar like him to step up means the world to them,” Coach Wilson emphasized.
The team is going to proudly represent Tennessee this weekend, and they’re going to give Morgan Wallen a custom jersey and a signed baseball to thank him for his generous donation.