Members of the City of Logan Council and Logan Fire Department discussed the measure as well as the honor that local youths will have in representing their home state in national play in Lexington, Ky., and Indiana.
Logan City Councilman Jay Mullins said four teams were headed for regional play out of state.
"This is really a big deal," Mullins said. "These kids are going to the regionals and they are representing the entire state of West Virginia. We want to schedule a parade for them this coming Monday and other honors."
Logan Fire Chief Scotty Beckett noted that many firefighters and policemen who work for the city have ties to the teams, either as coaches, assistant coaches or parents of players.
"The tournament play will be against teams from eight other states and we feel we have got an excellent chance to win," Beckett said.
Mullins said the teams will also need to raise money to help pay for travel and boarding expenses, but he felt it was worth it considering that it was the first time in years that Logan's youth softball teams had been state champs.
Councilman Ken Lee said the tournament was a great public relations opportunity for the city of Logan, considering that some of the games and proceedings will be broadcast on cable television.
"People who never heard of Logan West Virginia will be hearing of us," he said.
"The opening ceremonies will be broadcast nationally," Mullins confirmed.
Mayor Serafino Nolletti said the parade would get ready at city hall around 5:30 p.m. and start out at 6 p.m. this coming Monday, July 18.
"So next Monday, everybody who can, please come out and show your support for our young people," the mayor said.