A ticker tape parade in South Riding will be held Sept. 14 to honor two Loudoun South Little League Baseball teams.
Dulles Supervisor Matthew Letourneau (R) made the announcement during Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors business meeting. The action follows the older team’s finish in the Little League World Series last month.
The parade is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., according to county officials. It will travel down Riding Center Drive starting at the Dulles South Recreation and Community Center and ending at Freedom High School.
The parade will include marching bands, firetrucks and a ceremony recognizing all of the spring 2019 All-Star Little League teams in Loudoun. The festivities will include inflatables, games, music and food organized by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services. The celebration is a joint effort of Loudoun County, the Loudoun South Little League and South Riding Proprietary.
“This is community wide celebration. We would like folks to come from all over,” Letourneau said.
On Tuesday, the board passed two resolutions recognizing Loudoun South Little League’s ages 8-10 and 10-12 teams. Both won their individual state championships to qualify for regionals.
Following the run through the state tournament, the 10-12 team won the Southeast Regional title and advanced to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
The team finished third after opening with back-to-back no-hitters and dropping its next two games to Hawaii and eventual U.S. and World Series champion Louisiana. Loudoun South was the first Virginia team to represent the commonwealth in the World Series since 1994.