Welcome the New England champions home in style Monday -- Westport will hold a Main Street parade and Jesup Green celebration ceremony to celebrate the Little League All Stars.
The event will not only honor the World Series contenders, but also the 10-11 Little League girls All Stars softball team, which won the 2013 state title. Little League baseball manager Tim Rogers and coaches Tom Whelan, plus softball manager Mark McWhirter and coaches Lou Alfero and Andre Klein will be recognized, too.
“This will be a wonderful way to celebrate the achievements of these young athletes and demonstrate our support for them and for those who helped them bring home championships to Westport,” First Selectman Gordon Joseloff said. “We are so proud of them. Each and every Westporter is bursting with pride.”
The Westport Little League All-Stars and New England Champions went 3-3 in the Little League World Series. They made it to the U.S. title game before falling to Chula Vista, Calif., to end their bid for a World Series championship.
According to Joseloff, Westport Little League President Carl McNair informed the Little Leaguers in Williamsport of the town’s plans, and they were excited and looking forward to the event.
parade will begin at 5 p.m. on Main Street at Avery Place, then head south on Main
Street, cross Post Road East, and end at Jesup Green where a ceremony will be
held on the temporary stage of the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. It
will be held rain or shine.