HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The City and County of Honolulu is preparing to celebrate the stellar Little League Baseball World Series win of the Honolulu All Stars with a parade through the heart of the city.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 8. Beginning at 10 a.m, the parade of champions will begin at Tamarind Park in Downtown Honolulu, head down S. 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," Honolulu 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.