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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         
August 31, 2005                    
Release No. M-62

 

MAYOR UNVEILS PLANS FOR CITY’S ‘PARADE OF BASEBALL CHAMPIONS’

 

Mayor Mufi Hannemann today announced details of the City’s first Parade of Baseball Champions, which will be held Monday (September 5, 2005) in Waikiki.

 

Grand marshals of the parade will be the West Oahu Little LeagueTeam that won the Little League World Series with a come-from-behind victory over defending championship Curacao last Sunday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Two other teams that won their respective World Series will be featured guests: the Oahu All-Stars, who won the Cal Ripken World Series, and the Hawaii Warriors, who won the Continental Amateur Baseball Association’s 9-and-under World Series.

 

“These young men showed the world that Hawaii is no ka oi,” said the mayor. “They represented not only Hawaii but the United States. And because of that we wanted to give visitors as well as local people an opportunity to congratulate them with the City’s official parade.”

 

The West Oahu winners will be brought by trolleys from Ewa to Waikiki, where the parade will begin from Fort DeRussy at 5 p.m. and proceed down Kalakaua Avenue to the Sunset on the Beach set at Queen’s Beach. Food and entertainment will be available. A special ceremony honoring the championship teams will be held, then the Little League championship game will be shown on the giant screen on the beach.

 

Other teams that distinguished themselves in national competition will be invited to participate in the parade. Details are still being worked out.

 

 Here is the schedule of  events:

  • 3:00 p.m. – Trolley motorcade with West Oahu Little League champs  leaves Ewa for Waikiki.
  •  5:00 p.m. – Parade of Champions steps off from Fort DeRussy and proceeds down Kalakaua Avenue.
  •  6:30 p.m. – Formal program begins at Queen’s Beach.
  •  7:05 p.m. – Little League World Series championship game is show on the 30-foot Sunset on the Beach screen.

 Parade participants include:  

 

  • Little League World Series Champions – West Oahu/Ewa Beach
  • Cal Ripken World Series Champion – Oahu All-Stars
  • CABA 9 and Under World Series Champion – Hawaii Warriors
  • Royal Hawaiian Band
  • Campbell High School Drill Team, Flag Team, Pep  Squad 
  • Kapolei High School Marching Band and Pep Squad
  • Waipahu High School Marching Band
  • Former Major League baseball star Sid Fernandez
  • Former University of Hawaii baseball Coach Les Murakami
  • U.S. Air Force color guard

 More details will be announced as the event approaches.

 

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Contact:

Bill Brennan, 527-6928

Mark Matsunaga, 527-5767

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

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