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Jul 11, 2013 8:31 PM by Andrew Masuda

SLO Blues looking to fund trip to NBC World Series in Wichita

Now that the San Luis Obispo Blues have received an invitation to the play in the National Baseball Congress World Series, management has shifted its focus to funding the trip. The NBC World Series is set to take place in Wichita, Kansas in late July and early August. Blues General Manager Adam Stowe estimates the trip will cost $15,000-18,000. So far, he says they've raised about $4,000. The Blues made their first trip to Wichita in eight years last season thanks to donations from the community. They're hoping fans and sponsors can knock another one out of the park because this year's team was built to compete with the best of the best. "This year we recruited a team with the intention of going initially. So all the players are ready to go. We'll have a full staff. I think we'll do much better and yes, I think we have a legitimate shot at taking the title," said Stowe. The Blues are in the middle of a title race in the California Collegiate League and started this week ranked #5 in the nation. So how can the Central Coast help? Stowe says people can start by attending some of the ten remaining home games starting Friday night at 6pm against the Santa Maria Reds. There's also a poker tournament fundraiser set for July 20 at Custom House in Avila Beach. It costs $100 to take part and includes dinner, as well as a chance to win $1,000. To find out how to contact the Blues directly, click here.

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