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Chicagoans supporting Jackie Robinson West with t-shirt

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Morgan Park's Jackie Robinson West is set to take the field in the Little League World Series Thursday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Dick's Sporting Goods in the South Loop has created a t-shirt to celebrate Chicago's Little League all stars. Net proceeds from t-shirt sales will help fund the team's travel.

FOX 32's Joanie Lum took a trip to Dick's Sporting Goods Wednesday morning and found support for the team is exploding! Store employees say that when word of the shirts got out, the store became swamped with customers.

"It's pretty exciting considering it's a Chicago team, so it's one way to support them," one customer said.

"It's great for Chicago as a city with all the bad national attention going on with violence in the city," another customer said.

Another shipment of the shirts is expected to arrive Thursday morning.

The Great Lakes Region Champs will take on a team from Lynnwood, Wash. in the first round. The city of Chicago and the White Sox are hosting a watch party for families, friends and neighbors of the team. It will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Park. Southpaw the White Sox mascot and former players will kick off the festivities.

If you can't make it to the viewing party, you can watch the game on ESPN2.

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