Tune in Tuesday, March 26 starting at 10:35 a.m. PT as President Barack Obama welcomes the the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings and Major League Soccer champion LA Galaxy to the White House to honor their 2012 championship seasons in a ceremony. Additional coverage of the visit can be found on Twitter by following @LAKings, @LAGalaxy, and @WhiteHouse.
After the ceremony, the teams will host a Let’s Move! clinic on the South Lawn of the White House for youth sport participants from across the country. The clinic is supported by MLS WORKS, MLS’s community outreach initiative that promotes the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, and the Kings Care Foundation, the club’s community outreach initiative that is focused on providing and enhancing educational, recreational, and health-related programs for the youth of Los Angeles. The children participating in the clinic come from the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program in Philadelphia, America SCORES programs in Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland and Washington, D.C. and NHL’s Hockey is for Everyone programs in Washington, D.C., Columbus, Detroit and Philadelphia.
Don't they usually invite the champs to the WH within a month or two after winning and not near the end of next regular season?
Not that soon. Only the Super Bowl champions visit the White House before the new season starts. Champions in the NBA, NHL, MLS, and MLB visit during the following season. I think the NFL has it right so all the players can participate. For those other four leagues, only the returning players can be there. I wonder where the new players stay. Speaking of new players, Toffoli and Ellerby won't be seen behind the President. Well, at least i assume that's how it's done.