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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:53 pm

Obama to honor Los Angeles Kings, LA Galaxy

The Associated Press

President Barack Obama will honor two championship sports teams from California at the White House next Tuesday.

Obama will hold a ceremony to welcome the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League and winner of the Stanley Cup. He'll also honor the LA Galaxy, the championship Major League Soccer team.

After the ceremony, the White House says the teams will head down to the South Lawn to host an exercise clinic for children. The clinic is in support of first lady Michelle Obama's anti-childhood obesity effort. The White House says the children participating in the clinic come from soccer and hockey programs in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio, Detroit and Washington, D.C.