Pictured above: The Rowan County All-Stars – Picture courtesy of the Little League Softball® World Series
The Rowan County All-Stars, Little League Softball World Series Champions, is going to the White House!
The team is leaving for Washington D.C. from the Statesville Regional Airport on Friday morning, Oct. 11, on a charter plane donated by Victory Air. They have a full day of sightseeing that includes an exclusive visit to the Oval Office.
After the Rowan County team won the championship in August, their U.S. Representatives helped secure an invitation from the White House. The next hurdle was to find a way to get there and Bob Thompson with Victory Air was able to make those arrangements.
“That’s just the kind of corporate citizen they are,” said John Ferguson, Statesville Regional Airport Manager, about Victory Air. “We are fortunate to have them in our community.”
Ferguson is also excited and honored to have the softball champions at the airport. “I know it’s early in the day, but we invite everyone to come out and wish the team well as they take off on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.”
The plane is scheduled to leave Statesville Friday at 7:15 a.m., returning around 10:30 p.m. Statesville Regional Airport is located in southwest Statesville on 238 Airport Rd.
For more information about the flight, contact Ferguson at 704-873-1111.