Blackhawks visiting Obama at White House after 2013 Stanley Cup win
November 4, 2013 ( WASHINGTON) (WLS) -- The Stanley Cup champions are in Washington to be honored at the White House.
A beaming President Barack Obama saluted the Stanley Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks at the White House on Monday - a rare moment for a president hungry to see more victorious teams from his hometown. ABC7 Eyewitness News sports anchor Jim Rose traveled to Washington with the team.
The Blackhawks have been the only Chicago team to win championships during Obama's presidency. They also won in 2010.
Speaking of other Chicago teams, the president said, quote, "To the Bulls, Bears, Cubs, White Sox - I am term-limited, so you guys have got to get moving. I need to see you here soon. Championships belong in Chicago."
Obama praised the Blackhawks not only for their skills on the ice but for their contributions to the community. Blackhawk players and staff visited troops and their families at Walter Reed Army Medical Center earlier in the day.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
chicago blackhawks, sports
- Man, 20, charged in Boystown sex assault 19 min ago
- South Korea ferry sinks; 292 missing, at least 3 dead 39 min ago
- Boston bombing remembered 1 year later 56 min ago
- ABC7 First Alert Weather Forecast 28 min ago
- Firefighters, cop among 8 injured in South Side fire
- Priest Michael O'Connell reinstated by archdiocese
- Mother questions why Harvey police shot son
- Man shot in Palos Heights home invasion 6 min ago
- Local runners preparing for Boston Marathon
- Loop bank robbery suspect arrested
- Drunk driver charged with driving 118 mph on I-55
- Police fatally shoot 'vicious' dog on South Side
- Teen smoking sees dramatic drop in Chicago
- abcnews: Experts: Pistorius May Have Stumbled on Stand