WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2019 Little League World Series Champions of softball are from Rowan County in the Old North State, and they just got invited to the White House. The Rowan County team is somewhat of a powerhouse, winning two of the last four world series.
@realDonaldTrump President Trump, my name is Steve Yang and I am the head coach of Rowan LL in Salisbury, NC that recently won the Softball Little League World Series in Portland, Oregon. Wanting the team to get an invite to the White House like the boys team from Louisiana. pic.twitter.com/SedLTyBWgA
— Steve Yang (@dsteveyang) August 26, 2019
I want to thank everyone for their support for these girls to be invited to the White House. This morning, another dream became a reality as the team officially received their invitation! pic.twitter.com/J2aJYlV1gG
— Steve Yang (@dsteveyang) August 28, 2019
Now the girls will be headed to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to get the ultimate recognition for their championship victory, along with some mentions in the Capitol press.
From the Hill:
“[…] The North Carolina team won the Little League World Series title earlier this month. It was the team’s second time taking home the title in four years.
The White House said it is “thrilled” to invite the team, based on the email Yang shared.
Two North Carolina congressmen, Reps. Richard Hudson and Ted Budd, both Republicans, had also sent a letter to Trump asking him to invite the Rowan County team. Hudson thanked the president on Twitter Wednesday after the invitation was announced. […]”
Congratulations to the world champions from North Carolina!