GILMER- The 8U Gilmer All-Stars are officially World Series bound. After winning the state regional championship, the Gilmer All-Stars will now join 11 other state champions in North Carolina for the big dance.

"They're a special group of kids. They love baseball and most importantly they love each other," stated head coach Dell Tipton. "They get better every time we get on the dirt, and so it just makes them a very special group of 12 kids that play together, lean on each other and love to win."

The Gilmer All-Stars have also started a gofundme page to help out with costs for their world series trip. The page can be accessed at