CHICAGO (CBS) — Jackie Robinson West players got a couple nice surprises on Wednesday as the city saluted the Little League World Series national champions.
Not only did they get a chance to hoist the 2005 White Sox World Series trophy, they’re getting a trip to Disney World to celebrate like proper champs.
Rainbow/PUSH Coalition spokesman Michael Perry confirmed they are working to send the Jackie Robinson West players to Disney World, although details of the trip were still in the works Wednesday. The announcement was made Wednesday morning at a rally saluting the team at Jackie Robinson Park, before their parade to Millennium Park for a second rally.
While the team was en route to Millennium Park, they stopped at U.S. Cellular Field, where they were greeted by White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, and other members of the organization, who handed them the team’s 2005 World Series trophy.