CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox will honor the Jackie Robinson West All-Star Little League team for their tremendous accomplishments winning the Little League World Series United States Championship during a special pregame ceremony prior to the start of the 6:10 p.m. game vs. Detroit on Saturday, August 30.
The White Sox will host 2014 Jackie Robinson West All-Star team members, coaches and family for the game as guests of the team, and all fans attending the game are encouraged to wear gold in honor of the champions.
"We could not be more proud of the achievements of the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars and how they represented the city of Chicago in Williamsport," said White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. "It is our honor and privilege to bring them to the ballpark and continue to extend appreciation and support for these tremendous young men. We hope all fans coming to the game can do the same by wearing gold in their honor."
On August 23, the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars became the first all African-American Little League team to win the U.S. championship. The 11 and 12-year-old team from the Washington Heights neighborhood also were the first Chicago team to qualify for the Little League Baseball World Series championship game since 1967. It was the second appearance for the Jackie Robinson West Little League, which finished fifth in the 1983 Little League Baseball World Series.
The Jackie Robinson West All-Star team includes six players from the White Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE) program. The ACE program has had 14 players drafted by professional teams, 85 participants in the program have received athletic aid to play collegiate baseball and two former players participated in the 2014 College World Series.