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Red Land Little League team to be recognized at Saturday's Penn State game

STAFF REPORT
YorkDispatch


The Red Land Little League team may have been the boys of summer, but now, the team is stretching its fame well into the fall.

Saturday, as part of the team's victory tour for becoming the United States champions at the 2015 Little League World Series, the Red Land team will be honored at the Penn State game against Illinois.

The Little League team will begin its day by greeting the players, coaches, Blue Band and cheerleaders as they enter Beaver Stadium at 9:30 a.m. After that, the team will meet with leaders of the Penn State student THON to support Four Diamonds #TakeActionFTK campaign. The team's official charity is the Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Then, at halftime of the game, the team will be brought onto the field and recognized for their accomplishments.

The Red Land team captured the nation's attention this past summer when it rolled through state and Mid-Atlantic Region competition, all the way to Williamsport for the Little League World Series. There, the team continued its dominance, making it all the way to the championship game, before losing to Japan. The championship game loss was the team's only defeat during the summer, going 20-1 during the run.

The trip to Happy Valley is just the latest stop for the team. The Baltimore Orioles, Harrisburg Senators, York Revolution and other pro franchises have hosted the team to recognize its accomplishments.

Kickoff for Saturday's game against the Illini is noon.