Rio Rico Little League Juniors are 2013 National Champions | Families
Original story submitted by the City of Nogales:
Nogales and Rio Rico, Arizona came together on Sunday, August 18, to welcome home the 2013 Rio Rico Little League Juniors, this year’s National Champions.
The streets of Nogales were filled with fire trucks, fans, and family members who received the team for the champions they are.
“We are so proud of our local boys who represented Rio Rico and Nogales on the world stage,” said Mayor Arturo Garino.
The Rio Rico Little League Juniors advanced through the state, regionals, and won the National Championship and represented the United States against the undefeated Asia Pacific Baseball Academy team from Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan).
“This is great image building for our community,” said Mayor Garino. “Nationwide coverage on ESPN of the game brought unprecedented positive attention to our area.”
For their efforts and dedication each of the team members, players and coaches, will be recognized individually at the September 4 City Council meeting at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.