After local Congressmen made a plea, the Rowan County Softball Little League World Series Champions have been invited to visit the White House.
Details as to when the team will visit the White House has yet to be determined.
Steve Yang, head coach of the Rowan County Softball Little League team received an invitation from the White House that said:
"Thanks so much for speaking with me. As mentioned we are thrilled to invite the Rowan Softball Little League World Series Champions to the White House. I will be in touch shortly with more concrete details. Congratulations once again and we look forward to hosting you and the team at the White House."
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-08) and Ted Budd (NC-13), whose districts include Rowan County, sent President Donald Trump a letter asking him to invite the Rowan County Little League Softball team to the White House after winning the 2019 Little League Softball World Series title.
The text of the letter is below:
President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President,
We write today to ask you to invite the 2019 Little League Softball World Series Champions from North Carolina to a celebration at the White House. It is our understanding that you have invited the 2019 Little League Baseball World Series Champions from Louisiana to the White House, and we hope to see our Rowan County Little League softball team receive the same warm welcome.
As the representatives of Rowan County, North Carolina, we were proud to support and watch our team win their second World Series championship in the last four years on August 14th in Portland, Oregon. These young women worked incredibly hard and defeated Eastbank Little League from Louisiana to capture this year’s Little League Softball World Series title.
We believe that as world champions, these Rowan County all-stars deserve to be properly celebrated at the White House.
Richard Hudson (NC-08)
Ted Budd (NC-13)
The Rowan County Little League Softball Team was recognized at the Charlotte Knights game on Tuesday.