Jackie Robinson West, the first “all-African-American” team to ever win the Little League World Series, has been stripped of its 2014 title after it was determined that they used ineligible players from outside the team’s designated geographic area.
And a team from the Las Vegas area has been declared the winner:
After Jackie Robinson West’s win, the team traveled to the White House to meet President Obama:
But who paid for their trip to see the president?
After they won the title in 2014, the team participated in a number of fundraisers, including a T-shirt sale in partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods that raised “nearly $165,000”:
Exit question: Should the coaches and parents who willingly engaged in this fraud and then took thousands of dollars in donations be charged with fraud?