A courtesy police escort from the Broward Sheriff’s Office-Parkland District led the Parkland Intermediate Little League team out of the Municipal Complex Thursday afternoon following a send-off from players’ families, residents, City of Parkland staff, and Mayor Michael Udine and Commissioner Christine Hunschofsky—both of whom gave pep talks reassuring the team how proud Parkland is of their hard work and accomplishments.
The team has gone undefeated through district play in Coral Springs, section play, the State tournament, and through the Southeast regional tournament.  In the Little League World Series they will compete against five other Regional champions from the United States and champions from Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Puerto Rico.
An outpouring of support has been given to Parkland Little League as a result of their hard work and success—including tweets from Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo.  Rizzo, a Parkland resident, attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland where some of the Parkland Little League players will be freshmen next year.