Parade honors World Series win by Honolulu Little League team

Parade honors World Series win by Honolulu Little League team
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The whirlwind ride continued this weekend for Hawaii's Little League World Series champions. Hundreds of people showed up to celebrate the team's success in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Excited fans gathered at Tamarind Park in downtown Honolulu for the start of the parade on Saturday. The huge turnout was a result of the Honolulu All Stars' amazing performance.

"I live in the area and just had to come see the kids cause they were very inspiring with Hurricane Lane coming and everything," said Honolulu resident Dean Lum.

The parade featured several marching bands and other local sports teams. Fans lined the route to catch a glimpse of the Little League champs who are still adjusting to all the attention after their victory last month.

"It feels awesome, the support and Kapena playing, it's just an awesome experience," said player Sean Yamaguchi. "We practiced every day and we worked hard so I feel like we earned this as a team."

Both Governor David Ige and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell presented the team with a proclamation declaring September 8, 2018 as Honolulu All Stars Little League Day.

The team signed autographs for the long line of fans who were inspired by the performance and personalities of the young players and their coaches.

"It's really humbling and heartwarming to know that so many people really cared about our kids," said team manager Gerald Oda. "As far as an impact, I didn't realize it was that big of an impact."

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