Loudoun County will throw a parade Saturday, Sept. 14 to honor the team that took Loudoun to the Little League World Series.
The 10-12-year-old Loudoun South American All-Stars this year charged into the Little League World Series on a 16-game winning streak, then cruised through their first two World Series games with shutouts. In their second game, the team put together a slaughter rule shutout, beating a team from Coon Rapids-Andover, MN 11-0 in four innings and stretching out to an 18-game winning streak.
They were the first team from Virginia to make it to the Little League World Series since 1994. Their postseason was watched and celebrated and at watch parties and across the region.
Their run finally came to an end just one game short of the finals with a loss to the team that would go on to win the World Series, Eastbank Little League of River Ridge, LA.
On Saturday, Sept. 14, Loudoun County will throw a parade to honor the team. The parade will start at 1 p.m. at the Dulles South Recreation and Community Center in South Riding, and will include marching bands and firetrucks. They will march down Riding Center Drive to Freedom High School, where the celebration will continue with a festival and ceremony recognizing the team. That will also include inflatables, games, music and food.
The parade follows a ceremonial resolution adopted Tuesday, Sept. 3 by the county Board of Supervisors honoring the team for winning the District 16, Virginia State and Southeast Regional Championships and for competing in the Little League World Series. Another resolution adopted the same night recognized the younger 8-10-year-olds for repeating as District 16 and Virginia State champions and competing in the regional Tournament of State Champions.
For questions about the parade and celebration, call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, 703-777-0343, or firstname.lastname@example.org.