CHULA VISTA–Congressman Bob Filner says that the Chula Vista Park View Little League World Champions are scheduled to visit President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on February 5.
Congressman Filner has enlisted the support of Southwest Airlines and AT&T to help cover the expenses of the trip.
“These boys displayed the success of solid coaching and execution of fundamentals and discipline. They are indeed the pride of Chula Vista!” said Congressman Filner. “I am proud to have them visit our nation’s capital!”
On Sunday, August 30, 2009, the Park View Little League Team from Chula Vista, California, rallied to defeat the Chinese Taipei Little League Team by a score of 6-3 to win the 2009 Little League World Series Championship. Throughout their six games, the World Champions hit a Little League World Series record 19 homers, breaking the previous mark of 15 set in 2003 by a team from Tokyo, Japan.
In September of 2009, Congressman Filner introduced a Congressional Resolution to celebrate and honor the Chula Vista Park View Little League team for winning the 2009 World Championship game of the Little League World Series.