The Los Angeles Dodgers will visit the White House on Friday to celebrate their first World Series championship in 32 years.
US President Joe Biden will host the team for a ceremony at the residence. The Dodgers outscored the Tampa Bay Rays in six games last year in Texas. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the World Series was held on a neutral site for the first time.
Vice President Kamala Harris, a former senator from California, will also be present at the event.
It will be the Dodgers’ first visit to the White House since 1988, when President Ronald Reagan welcomed them after being crowned in the Major Leagues.
The team is in Washington for a four-game series against the Nationals.
The ceremony represents the latest move by the White House to once again host large events in person as it seeks to highlight the nation’s resurgence from the COVID-19 pandemic.
It also represents the return of ceremonies for sports champions in the White House after an inconsistent period of tradition under former President Donald Trump. (AFP)