By Tony Adams, Sports Editor
The Belton Lady Tigers softball hosted a fundraising pancake breakfast last Saturday at Applebee’s in Temple.
The Lady Tigers, who began their scrimmage schedule on Tuesday at Rouse High School in Leander, were all present at the restaurant. They did everything from serve food and drinks to clean tables and greet attendees of the event.
It also gave the community an opportunity to meet many of the Lady Tigers, who played select softball locally and young softball players to ask questions and pose for pictures with the Belton players.
Belton lost the 2015 Centex Hit-and-Run Tournament to inclement weather and bad field conditions in March of last year. The tournament is a major piece of the operating budget for Belton Softball. The cancellation was a major fundraising hit to the softball program last season.
The pancake breakfast was a great success, netting nearly $3,000 to the operating budget. The money will be used to fund a variety of needs throughout the season.
Belton head coach Matt Blackburn was extremely impressed with the turnout.
“It is truly amazing to see the amount of people that came out to support our program,” Blackburn said. “Thanks to everyone that stopped by for breakfast.”