The Humphreys County Dixie League from Waverly, Tennessee is going to the World Series in South Carolina with no financial burden or worry thanks to country superstar Morgan Wallen.
When Wallen learned that the Humphreys County 11/12 Division 2 team won the state championship, he acted quickly and surprised the newly crowned State Champions with an all-expense paid trip to the World Series in Anderson, South Carolina.
The “You Proof” singer, a former baseball player himself, is covering the cost of new uniforms, travel, food, and more for the team, who are set to depart for the Palmetto state on Wednesday afternoon (July 27).
“Morgan covered their room and board, their experiences, you know, souvenirs. They’re not going to want for anything,” assistant Coach Steven Wilson told Music Mayhem. “I can’t explain how much it actually helped these kids after what they’ve been through.”
The heartfelt gesture from Wallen is extra special to the team as they have been through so much since August 2021 when a catastrophic flood destroyed many of the county’s schools, forcing them to be placed into temporary schools. Many of the players currently attend school in a refurbished factory.
“These kids, they’ve lost their schools. They’re in temporary schools right now, most of them are,” Wilson continued. “They’re several of them who come from single parent households and I know every one of them are Morgan Wallen fans. They got the little mullet haircuts, a couple of them do. It just means the world. The team winning uplifted the community and Morgan doing this to help these kids out… His support is just tremendous.”
On Tuesday evening (July 26), Savannah Warren, the mother of one of the baseball players, shared a video to Facebook of the team being surprised with a special video message from Wallen.
“Y’all, Morgan Wallen reached out to these boys and is helping send them to The World Flipping Series!!!” Warren captioned the clip on Facebook alongside the video.
In the video, the baseball team can be seen watching Wallen’s video message in shock.
“Hey y’all it’s Morgan Wallen, I heard you’re headed to the World Series! I just wanted to say congrats,” Wallen shares. ”I also know that this has been an extremely hard year for y’all and that you had to pull together to make it through to this point.”
The chart-topping superstar went on to praise the team before revealing that he is covering the cost of their trip to South Carolina.
“So, your story is just inspiring, it’s inspired me, it’s made me proud especially since you’re from the same area as me,” Wallen continued. ”I really am proud of y’all. I also played baseball for a really long time in my life, it’s my favorite sport and teamwork is everything. My team nowadays is my band and crew and from my team to yours we want to send y’all to South Carolina and we also want to wish y’all the best. Hope y’all have a great time and we hope you win and we’ll be cheering y’all on from right here in Tennessee. Good luck!”
Assistant Coach Steve Wilson also shared that the team is planning to surprise Wallen with a custom game jersey as well as a baseball that the entire team signed for him.
Wallen previously raised over $725,000 for the Waverly community after the devastating flood in Middle Tennessee with a special one-night-only, writers-round-style concert.
The concert, which took place on September 8, 2021 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, featured performances from Wallen and his friends Dierks Bentley, ERNEST, Lainey Wilson, Cole Swindell, Ben Burgess, Lathan Warlick, Jared Mullins and surprise guest Breland.
At the time, the $725,000 raised went to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund to immediately assist victims of the severe storms and flooding in Humphreys County and other parts of Middle Tennessee.
The award-winning superstar is currently in the midst of his The Dangerous Tour in support of his record-breaking sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album.