Galveston College faculty and staff, joined by enthusiastic students, gave the Whitecaps softball team a spirited send-off on Thursday as the team embarked on their journey to Oxford, Alabama, to continue their quest for a National Junior College Athletic Association Division I World Series title.

Decked out in vibrant Galveston College blue-and-orange Regional Tournament championship T-shirts, the crowd waved foam fingers, pom poms, and held up poster boards adorned with messages of support for the team. The atmosphere was electric as cheers and chants filled the air, creating a palpable sense of community spirit and unity.

“This send-off by the college community means a lot to us, it’s truly something special to see and be a part of,” said GC Athletic Director and Head Softball Coach, Kelly Raines. “We’re going to give it our all on the field and make Galveston College proud.”

The Whitecaps, coming off an impressive season, in which they posted a 43-13 overall record and won a share of the NJCAA DI Region 14 South Conference crown, are set to face Walters State Community College (43-9) in their first game of the World Series at 5 p.m. on May 20, at Choccolocco Park in Oxford.

The NJCAA Division I World Series, scheduled from May 20-25, promises to be a thrilling showcase of softball talent. For the Whitecaps, it's not just about winning games, it's about representing the college and community with pride and passion.

“It’s been an exciting year and I’m proud of what the team has accomplished this year,” said Raines. “We have a talented group of players who have studied, practiced and played hard to get here. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to compete in the national championship and bring home the World Series title to Galveston.”

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Galveston College was founded in 1967 and is a comprehensive community college providing the residents of Galveston Island and the surrounding region with academic, workforce development, continuing education and community service programs.