A team of Ugandan Little Leaguers made history last week, as they became the first African team in history to win a game at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
But the Ugandans will have another opponent to face before their American tour is through: the Plymouth Little League 12U tournament team. The two squads are set to go head-to-head at noon today at East Plymouth Valley Park.
Members of the Plymouth Little League are excited as well, as a message posted on the league's website is promoting the game.
"This is a tremendous honor and great PR for our league and community. Please come out and support our league," the message prompts, adding that a few Phillies might be making an appearance.
Chandler treated the two teams to a tour of his facility, with a demonstration of how the bats are made and even an audience with Phillies Outfielder Domonic Brown. Chandler also gifted a personally engraved Chandler bat to every player.
Chandler told Norristown Patch that he regularly invites Little League teams to visit his facility and see how his much sought-after bats are made. He said he particularly likes inspiring that excitement for the game in young players. He's also really proud of his creation.
"When you have greats like Steve Garvey saying it's the best bat they've ever used and pros insisting that their own kids use it, you know you've got something special," said Chandler.
The Ugandan-Plymouth game is at noon today in East Plymouth Valley Park, 900 Germantown Pike in Plymouth Meeting, is free and open to the public. If you can't make it, Patch will be there with cameras ready, so be sure to check back to see our coverage.