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Coon Rapids/Andover Little League moms can't wait to head to World Series

Updated: August 12, 2019 11:06 PM

KSTP Sports connected with three moms of Coon Rapids/Andover Little League players before they depart for the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

We chatted with Jennifer Bloom (Dylan Bloom's mom), Cheri Law (Drew Law's mom), and Jennifer Myers (Wyatt Myers' mom) on Monday afternoon. They were among a few parents to head home from Indianapolis on Saturday after Coon Rapids/Andover beat a team from Iowa to become the first Minnesota team since Plymouth/New Hope in 2010 to make it to the Little League World Series.

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***Click on the video box on this page to watch interviews with the three moms***

Many other parents went from Indianapolis right to Williamsport, with CRALL's (Coon Rapids/Andover Little League) first game on Thursday night vs. a team from Kentucky.

Bloom talks emotionally about her battle with leukemia and how this team has lifted her spirits -- Greg, her husband, is the manager, so it's a family affair.

Myers and Law talk about how special this time is, but also the challenges, including financially. For many of the families, trips to Indiana and Pennsylvania really start to add up, in addition to asking for time off from work.

The team has set up a GoFundMe to help pay for the expenses, so all the parents can make it to Williamsport. Click here to help their cause.

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