August 22, 2014

Mayor Emanuel to Host Homecoming Parade for Jackie Robinson West

Celebration to be held Wednesday, August 27, details to be released early next week

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that the City of Chicago will hold a parade welcoming Jackie Robinson West home from the Little League World Series on Wednesday, August 27.

“The excitement surrounding these remarkable young people has been palpable in every neighborhood of Chicago, and their spirit, positive attitude and success on the field illustrate why they are the pride of the City,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Win or lose, these 13 boys and their coaches are the true champions of Chicago and we look forward to welcoming them home with the fanfare they deserve on Wednesday.”

The Jackie Robinson West All Stars is comprised of 11- and 12-year-olds from South and Southwest side communities such as Auburn Gresham, Englewood, Chatham, Morgan Park and Washington Heights.

Details about the parade, including time and parade route, will be released early next week.