DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- With a combined 16 years of umpiring, Early West and Antwane McClelland decided to create a baseball and softball league for local kids during the pandemic.

The tournament is called the Midwest Umpire Classic. It contains athletes ages seven through 14.

The two men said that they wanted to create an avenue for kids to release their energy during a tough time.

They are currently taking donations for their second tournament which will be held this April!

If you would like to donate contact Antwane 217-520-9031 or Early at 217-917-2323.

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