Girls Little League softball champions get invitation to White House
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The 2019 Girls Little League softball champions have received an invitation to the White House after reaching out for a visit after the winning boys' baseball team was invited this week. 

Steve Yang, coach of North Carolina’s Rowan County softball team, tweeted at President Trump requesting the visit. 

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On Wednesday, Yang announced the team officially received its invitation. 

“I want to thank everyone for their support for these girls to be invited to the White House. This morning, another dream became a reality as the team officially received their invitation!,” Yang tweeted, along with a screenshot of the email invitation.

 

The North Carolina team won the Little League World Series title earlier this month. It was the team’s second time taking home the title in four years. 

The White House said it is "thrilled" to invite the team, based on the email Yang shared. 

Two North Carolina congressmen, Reps. Richard HudsonRichard Lane HudsonDemocrats, GOP fighting over largest House battlefield in a decade How Congress is preventing a Medicare bankruptcy during COVID-19 Cook shifts 20 House districts toward Democrats MORE and Ted BuddTheodore (Ted) Paul BuddHouse Dems introduce bill to require masks on planes and in airports Bipartisan bill introduced to require TSA to take temperature checks How to combat substance abuse during COVID-19 MORE, both Republicans, had also sent a letter to Trump asking him to invite the Rowan County team. Hudson thanked the president on Twitter Wednesday after the invitation was announced.

The boys’ Little League World Series title winner, Louisiana’s River Ridge team, got their White House invitation earlier this week as well as a shoutout from Trump. 

“Congratulations to Louisiana’s Champions. See you at the White House!,” Trump tweeted.