New Milford Youth Baseball/Softball's 12U Thunder boys' baseball team will host a benefit car wash Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Northeast Carpet, located at 280 Danbury Road (Route 7 South).

Proceeds will help fund the youths' trip to Aberdeen, Maryland for next week's Cal Ripken World Series.

The Thunder won the New England regional tournament last week and will leave Thursday, Aug. 8 to compete with nine other teams from the United States, as well as international teams from the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Mexico, Australia and Canada.

The Thunder players will also be selling community cards for $10 each, featuring discounts available from many businesses in New Milford.

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