MAYOR EMANUEL ANNOUNCES CELEBRATIONS HONORING JACKIE ROBINSON WEST

Fireworks at Navy Pier tonight, parade and fireworks set for Wednesday

In celebration of Jackie Robinson West’s success in the Little League World Series and in honor of their sportsmanship, dedication and resilience on-and-off the field during their miraculous playoff run to become U.S. Champions, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced that a fireworks display will take place on Navy Pier tonight at 8:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Mayor will hold a parade and rally in the team’s honor. The fireworks at Navy Pier on Wednesday will also be dedicated to Jackie Robinson West.

“I want to congratulate the Jackie Robinson West All Stars and Coach Darold Butler on a history-making season,” said Mayor Emanuel.  “As the first team in the history of the City of Chicago to reach the championship game, they are the pride of Chicago and will forever have a place in the record books. This team has electrified our city and rallied people from every neighborhood to support these great kids. They have brought out the true spirit of Chicago and I can’t wait to give them the hero’s welcome that they deserve.” 

The parade on Wednesday will be full of fun and surprises for the team. The parade will begin on the South Side and end at Millennium Park.

The Jackie Robinson West All Star team is comprised of 11- and 12-year-olds from South and Southwest side communities such as Auburn Gresham, Englewood, Chatham, Morgan Park and Washington Heights.

On Saturday, the team captured the US Little League title with a win over Nevada.