Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Bishop Praises Warner Robins Softball Team Following Little League World Series Victory

Dec 2, 2009
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) submitted the following statement to the Congressional Record in support of H.R. 742, congratulating the Warner Robins Little League softball team from Warner Robins, Georgia, on winning the 2009 Little League Softball World Series. The resolution was agreed to by voice vote in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 1, 2009.

“Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R.742 which congratulates the Warner Robins American Little League Softball Team from Warner Robins, Georgia, on winning the 2009 Softball World Series Championship.

“Although Warner Robins is technically no longer a part the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia which I represent, I continue to claim the residents of Warner Robins as my constituents as I have represented them in previous sessions of Congress.

“All of us in Southwest Georgia are proud of this accomplishment. I would like to recognize and applaud the commitment to excellence, dedication, and determination shown by the players, parents, coaches, and managers who worked so diligently to accomplish a worthy goal. The City of Warner Robins and the State of Georgia should be commended for the outstanding loyalty and support they displayed for their team throughout the season.

“The 2009 Champion Warner Robins Little League Softball Team consists of Carson Carriker, Sierra Stella, Chelsea Whaley, Caitlin Parker, Melissa Cox, Kelly Warner, Sabrina Doucette, Hanna Livingston, Kaylee Albritton, Ashley Killebrew, Avery Lamb and Sydney Barker. They were successfully managed and coached by Emily Whaley and Roger Stella.

“As most of my colleagues know, Warner Robins Air Force Base is located in the City of Warner Robins. I have no doubt that members of the Warner Robin Softball team have parents or siblings serving in the military. We salute not only the team, but also their family members serving proudly in the military.

“On behalf of my constituents in Georgia’s Second Congressional District, I offer my congratulations on a job well done!”