“We had 59 girls attend the clinic,” McKelvey said. “It was a great day and I’m very thankful everything went smoothly.”
McKelvey also was thankful to several other people.
“I want to say thank you to The Cedartown Standard for making it such a big event,” McKelvey said. “I’m also very grateful to the people who helped run the clinic Saturday. I really do appreciate all of the volunteers that helped cook the food, sort the shirts, get the prizes together and everything else they had to do.”
McKelvey was also appreciative of the players on the varsity and junior varsity teams.
“I feel very blessed to have these current high school softball players on my team,” McKelvey said. “I can’t thank them enough for helping.”
McKelvey said all the money raised from the clinic will be used to buy clay bricks for the batters box, a new set of bases and a new net to go on the back stop. Also, other items such as balls, extra uniforms and tournament fees will be used from the money raised.
“We have to raise money to help our team compete at such a high level of softball in the northwest Georgia area,” McKelvey said. “I want to build on the success we had last year and in previous years to keep players involved after they finish their high school careers.”
McKelvey noted that having players like Ashley Davis, Lindsay Swafford, Darby Harrison and Emily Harrison come back and help means a lot to him and the program.
“Helping to build a winning tradition takes everyone,” McKelvey said. “I believe our family of current and former players want to help build our tradition and to help see this program continue to grow and Saturday was just another example of that.”