Mo'ne Davis Celebrates With JRW in Chicago

Operation Rainbow PUSH Coalition flew in popular Philadelphia pitcher for events celebrating Jackie Robinson West's Little League World Series success

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    8/29/2014: Operation Rainbow PUSH Coalition flies in popular Philadelphia pitcher for events celebration Jackie Robinson West's Little League World Series success. NBC 5's Rob Elgas reports.

    The two biggest stories of the 2014 Little League World Series came together Friday night in Chicago.

    Philadelphia's female pitching phenom Mo'ne Davis arrived in Chicago Friday night for a series of events with the U.S. champion Jackie Robinson West team.

    "Mo'ne Davis is a good friend of us, after the game we beat them we hung out with her for at least three hours, so it's good that she remembers us and is coming back to hang out with us," JRW player Trey Hondras said.

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    The group ate dinner at Captain's Hard Time soul food restaurant in the Chatham neighborhood.

    The meeting was arranged by Jesse Jackson, Sr.'s Operation Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

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    "In Philly there's a lot of cameras -- but not this many," Davis said, reacting to all the attention.

    A "Breakfast of Champions" event will be held Saturday morning for the players, coaches and parents at Rainbow PUSH headquarters, including special tributes from elected officials and educators.

    Jackson is calling on government agencies, baseball team owners and community groups to increase support for inner-city baseball programs.

    He's also calling on President Barack Obama to host the team at the White House.

    Rainbow PUSH Coalition officials say they're also coordinating a trip to Disneyworld for the team next weekend.

    The Chicago White Sox will honor the team before Saturday's game at U.S. Cellular Field.