On behalf of

the City of Tallmadge, I would like to congratulate the 12 and younger Tallmadge Little League Softball All-Stars on becoming Central Regional Champions in Indianapolis, Ind.

The girls were victorious against Iowa in the championship game by a score of 4-1, and will be travelling to Portland, Ore. from Aug. 6 through 13 to compete in the Little League Softball World Series.

Congratulations to the girls, their coaches and their parents who have all worked so tirelessly towards achieving this goal. Over the years, our city has been fortunate to have numerous successful Little League teams, but only a select few have made it to the World Series. This team's determination to succeed is what made this remarkable accomplishment possible and I'm sure the community will join me in wishing them good luck and Godspeed.

No matter where they finish, they are Champions to us and we look forward to supporting them as they continue this incredible journey!

David G. Kline, Mayor