Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Welcome Home Ocean View World Series Champions

Rolling out the RED CARPET

Last night we welcomed home our 2011 Little League World Series Champs!  It was a heartwarming celebration of a job well done!  Reports say over 500 people were present, mostly local Huntington Beach families, but there was one precious boy who traveled over 40 miles to welcome the boys home. 

At the end of the evening, I met this little guy who asked his dad to bring him to Huntington Beach, from Baldwin Park, so he could be part of the celebration and hopefully meet the 2011 Little League World Series Champions.  Despite the fact that would get home late before his first day of school, he told his dad he wanted to be in HB.  His dad carried a large American flag seen in many of the photos and news video.  They proudly wore clothing with the Declaration of Independence and "God Bless America" printed on front celebrating the U.S. win over Japan on Sunday. 

Before I met him, his little guy had the opportunity to have a few of the OV boys sign his flag. 

Upon hearing his story, we decided to give him our OVLL foamboard sign we made when the boys played and defeated Northern California in San Bernadino.  He was just beaming and so happy. 

The sign we made for San Bernadino

Look at this face!  Priceless!

Next, the goal was to get all the boys from the team to sign his poster.  I love this stuff!  He was glowing!  His dad told us that he was starting school this week and would probably bring the poster to school.  I was a mom on a mission for this little guy.  Although it was late, and the Ocean View boys were getting ready to leave, we found them and I think we were able to get all of them to autograph his sign.  They were all so gracious and encouraging! 

Trevor signing



Eric and Steven

An OV dad and his dad.

One of the best events of the night for me

With our league vice president

Seeing a child light up when he has a dream come true warms my heart! I hope last night was memorable for this baseball fan.  I know it was memorable for me.  Meeting this little one and his dad made my night!

Thanks for coming all the way from Baldwin Park and thank you for supporting Ocean View Little League! 


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