President Joe Biden will welcome the Houston Astros and Las Vegas Aces to the White House next month to celebrate their respective titles.
The White House announced Monday that the Astros will visit the White House on August 7 and the Aces will travel to Washington on August 25. These two teams will be the last to make the traditional grand visit to the White House this year after winning the championship.
Last fall, the Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies to win the World Series, their second title in six years. The Astros will pay a visit ahead of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles that starts the next day at Camden Yards. As of Monday night, the Astros hold a record of 54–42, three games short of the AL West leader.
The Aces beat the Connecticut Sun 3-1 to win the WNBA Finals last year, the first major professional sports championship in Las Vegas. The Aces will pay their visit the day before they fight the Washington Mystics. As of Monday evening, they have an overall record of 19-2, the best record in the league, and have yet to lose at home.
On Friday, August 25, the President and First Lady welcome the Las Vegas Aces to the White House to celebrate their victory in the 2022 WNBA Championship pic.twitter.com/4ibh1Gi70T
— WNBA (@WNBA) July 17, 2023
Both the LSU women’s basketball team and the UConn men’s basketball team visited the White House to celebrate their college basketball titles earlier this summer. The Kansas City Chiefs also celebrated their Super Bowl victory with Biden at the White House in June.