All-star Little League players in a Jenison game during the heat wave.
JENISON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Some events were cancelled because of Thursday's extreme heat, but the game went on for the all-star Little League games in Jenison.
Some parents voiced concern about the conditions on one league's Facebook page, but a team manager says everyone showed up for the games Thursday night.
Coaches also came with extra supplies to keep the young athletes cool and hydrated.
"In our tournaments they're so cut and dry on how many days we have to get them in so it's pretty much a do or die thing," says Little League board member Todd Hotovy. "We asked to have water in the dugouts for all the kids and most of the coaches bring coolers with towels in them to put around their necks and keep them cool as much as we can between the innings."
Hotovy says his teams are lucky because they have covered dugouts that providing some shade.
Hotovy says during the last two weeks of practices, the Little League has used water-filled foam balls for catching.
Thursday's games featured players from teams across West Michigan