The Jackie Robinson West All-stars spent some up close and personal time with the Chicago White Sox 2005 World Series Championship trophy on Wednesday. On Saturday, they'll get even more acquainted with the South Side team.
The Sox announced Wednesday that the Little League World Series U.S. champs will be honored on Saturday during a special pregame ceremony prior to the start of the 6:10 p.m. game versus the Detroit Tigers.
Chicago White Sox Charities will present the team with a $20,000 donation, and all 13 players on the team will be presented with Sox jerseys with their own numbers, autographed by every member of the 2014 White Sox.
The players will also receive a back-to-school package, which includes a White Sox backpack, a copy of "Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season," and $100 in school supplies.
Fans at the game will be encouraged to wear gold in honor of the American champs.
Sox officials also announced that the team's Little League World Series U.S. Championship will be commemorated with a special plaque at U.S. Cellular Field to be unveiled during the 2015 season.
"We could not be more proud of the achievements of the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars and how they represented the city of Chicago in Williamsport," said White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf.
Six players on the JRW team are part of the White Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE) program.