Friday, August 21, 2009
SAN DIEGO The city of Chula Vista announced plans today to honor the Park View Little League All-Stars when the team returns from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
The Sept. 4 festivities will start with a procession through Chula Vista and conclude with a rally and festival at Memorial Park and Bowl, featuring food and music, including a performance by the Castle Park High School Trojan Marching Band.
For the procession, the team will board a Chula Vista Fire Department ladder truck escorted by a police motorcade. The truck will depart the CVFD's F Street Fire Station and head north on Fourth Avenue, then turn right on E Street and proceed down Third Avenue to Park Way.
The rally is set to begin at 6 p.m. at Memorial Park and Bowl, 373 Park Way.
"Working their way into the World Series is quite an achievement for the Park View Little League team," Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox said. "The city is excited to celebrate the team's accomplishment.
"The welcome home rally will be an opportunity for fans and supporters to congratulate Chula Vista's hometown heroes," she added. "The Chula Vista City Council and our residents are very proud of this team and their coaches."
The Park View Little League All-Stars will play their first game Saturday against the Logan County/Russellville Little League All-Stars of Russellville, Ky., the Great Lakes Regional champion.
Park View on Sunday will face the Peabody Western Little League All- Stars of Peabody, Mass., the New England Regional champion, and McAllister Park American Little League All-Stars of San Antonio, Texas, the Southwest Regional champion, on Tuesday.