There have been a lot of championship teams who have visited the White House over the years and they’ve had the privilege of meeting the president.
But the 2019 Little League World Champions, the Eastbank All-Stars, scored a unique honor – they got to ride home on Air Force One with President Donald Trump, according to Fox.
The team, who is from Louisiana, beat Curacao in August to win the championship. They had been invited to the White House in celebration of their achievement. They also got to tour the Capitol with Rep. Steve Scalise (D-LA), the House Minority Whip.
The Eastbank team was at the White House, along with the North Carolina’s Rowan County All-Stars, the 2019 Little League Softball World Series Champions, when Trump invited the Louisiana team to fly back to their home state with him on Air Force One because he was attending a rally there in Lake Charles.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 12, 2019
Scalise got a ride home too.
What an amazing day! I’m so proud of this team! ⚾️🏆 pic.twitter.com/k27et9lBCR
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) October 11, 2019
Classic @realDonaldTrump! La Eastbank All Stars (2019 Little League world champions) just happened to be visiting the White House today–when the president called an audible and invited them to JOIN US on Air Force One for the flight back to LA! pic.twitter.com/PyDDyx79xv
— Mike Johnson (@MikeJohnson) October 11, 2019
How cool is this?
POTUS boards Air Force One with the Little League champs from Louisiana pic.twitter.com/2On8iriDgo
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) October 11, 2019
Something to remember for the rest of their lives.
The Eastbank Little League team, the Little League World Champions, caught a ride home to Lousiana, Friday, October 11, with President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One.
The team was in Washington to meet the president at the White House. (AP) pic.twitter.com/PFaWgS7t0A
— The Voice of America (@VOANews) October 12, 2019
Something they likely will never forget.