After winning the Borough Cup last month by defeating the Richmond County Raiders at Yankee Stadium, the Bayside Little League Rebels were honored during the annual Bell Boulevard Sunday Stroll on Sept. 27.
Special guests Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein came out to Bayside to congratulate the boys, and one girl, of the Rebels on capturing the Borough Cup for Queens and for their impressive season.
After speaking to the team and acknowledging what they had accomplished the public officials had a couple of surprises for the championship team.
First, Braunstein presented a certificate of merit presented to each member of the team in recognition of their achievement in winning the Borough Cup. Secondly, the team as a whole was presented with a Citation of Honor from the Queens Borough President’s Office for “defeating the Richmond County Raiders and demonstrating that years of hard work, dedication and fun will bring you to your dream. The team is six years in the making and one girl strong.”
After the presentation of the certificates and citation, the Rebels had the chance to take photos with both Katz and Braunstein.