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A championship team was paid tribute to at the White House this week. But no, they weren’t college or pro champs. The White House honored the aptly named Jackie Robinson West All-Stars from the South Side of Chicago with a special ceremony at the White House.

President Obama and top advisor Valerie Jarrett honored the team, the U.S. champions in the Little League World Series.

The team was the first U.S. champion in 31 years and the very first all-Black team to earn the honor.

Obama had already made his feelings about the team known before they met a defeat at the hands of the South Korean team 8-4. “We’re all so proud,” he tweeted.

The team presented the President with a personalized glove.

Click over and check out pics from their visit.

(All photos by Pete Souza, official White House photographer.)

 

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