DOTHAN, AL. (WTVY) - For basketball teams in the Wiregrass, the Hoops Classic is a tradition in the winter. Now for the first time, Wiregrass softball teams get the chance to bat at their own tournament.
This the first Dothan Diamond Classic. 16 teams will compete for a chance to raise money for their schools. Some people told WTVY that they are looking forward to something new.
"I’m excited to see her playing softball and I’m glad we are having it close to town in Dothan," said Debby Long, mother of Cottonwood Bears player.
"I think it will be a great experience for the athletes," said Mike Thornton. Father of Enterprise player.
"It was time we did something for these girls, they deserve it and we are excited about doing it," said Rhonda Kirk, softball supervisor.
Kirk also says they wanted to keep the tournament local because they wanted the money to stay local.