Easley Restaurants Ready for Hungry BLWS Fans
For the next week, Easley restaurants will be feeding fans and players from all over the globe during the 2011 Big League World Series.
This Wednesday marks the start of the annual event young baseball players across the globe set their sights on each season.
This week as teams arrive and get ready for the start of the 2011 Big League World Series, local restaurants are preparing to feed the hungry fans and players.
"We're definitely excited," said Outback Steakhouse Manager Matt Blakeley. "It's great for the community."
Eleven teams are currently making their way towards Easley for the 11th year since the city started hosting the event. All 11 teams will be followed by their loyal fans and families to spend a week here in Easley.
Several Easley restaurants and churches will be helping to feed dinner to the 250 athletes who will be participating in the tournament every night this week. Blakeley said Outback Steakhouse will be providing 250 steaks, green beans and salads for the players one night.
The Easley Smokehouse, which opened its doors last fall, is ready for BLWS fans and expects to be quite busy.
"We love anything that brings people here to our community," said Paul Eckard.
Eckard's family also owns Pete's No. 6, a local favorite on Calhoun Memorial Highway. Eckard said Pete's No. 6 has typically gotten very busy during the BLWS.
"We'll be donating some wings and some barbecue for the volunteers," Eckard said. "This will be our first year with the new restaurant."
Other local organizations that are volunteering to feed the players are The Easley Rotary Club, Applebees Restaurant, Glenwood Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Rock Springs Baptist Church, Enon Baptist Church, Easley Baptist Hospital and Flat Rock Baptist Church.