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Parade for Little League world champs set for Saturday

The Little League world champs will be celebrated Saturday with a parade in Honolulu. (Image: Hawaii News Now) The Little League world champs will be celebrated Saturday with a parade in Honolulu. (Image: Hawaii News Now)
Here's a map of the parade route. (Image: Google/Hawaii News Now) Here's a map of the parade route. (Image: Google/Hawaii News Now)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A parade to celebrate the stellar Little League Baseball World Series win of the Honolulu All Stars is set for Saturday through the heart of the city.

The event kicks off at 10 a.m., with road closures to begin at 9:30 a.m.

The parade will start at Tamarind Park in Downtown Honolulu, head down South King Street and wrap up in front of Honolulu Hale.

There, families can enjoy live music, refreshments and a chance to meet and mingle with the team. 

“Not only did this team capture the title in convincing fashion by going undefeated and giving up only three runs, they also captured the hearts of all of us in Hawaii by showing that true champions lift everyone higher, including those they compete against,” Mayor Kirk Caldwell said.

“They are true ambassadors of aloha and this parade will honor not only their excellence on the baseball diamond, but also their excellence of character. I invite everyone who cheered the team on to join us for this wonderful celebration,” he added.

The Royal Hawaiian Band along with other marchers are expected to be in the celebratory parade. Festivities are set to wrap up around noon. Other entertainers include Josh Tatofi and Kapena. There will be free parking available in the city’s municipal parking lot and the nearby Kalanimoku building.

The team won the world title after defeating a team from South Korea in front of a crowd of about 28,000 people at the Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. 

Many residents across the state tuned in and watched as the boys from the 808 secured a 3-0 victory and brought home the title. They were welcomed home last week with lei, cheers and adoring fans at the Honolulu airport.

The team is the third from Hawaii to win the title. Hawaii teams previously won the title in 2008 and 2005. 

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