The Los Angeles Dodgers will visit the White House on Friday eight months after the team won the 2020 World Series.
Joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, a former California Senator, President Joe Biden will greet members of the team in a morning ceremony in the East Room, the White House said Thursday.
The Dodgers was one of two Los Angeles professional teams to win a major championship last fall, along with 2020 NBA champions, the Lakers. The basketball team has not visited the White House, in part because of the league’s strict COVID-19 protocols.
This marks the first sports time to visit the White House under Biden, restoring a tradition that was largely paused during the Donald Trump presidency, largely because top athletes on winning teams refused to meet with him over some of his controversial comments and policies.