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Tee Ball All-Star Game - July 16, 2008
 Tee Ball All-Star Joshua Miyazawa, age 5, gets a boost from his Hawaiian fan club as he plays on the South Lawn of the White House on July 16, 2008. The banner also holds a greeting for President George W. Bush, who watched the demonstration of teamwork and discipline from a nearby bleachers with Mrs. Laura Bush and the families of the children attending. One child represented each state and the District of Columbia and the teams were divided into Western, Central, Southern and Eastern teams, with Joshua playing on the Western Team.
Tee Ball All-Star Joshua Miyazawa, age 5, gets a boost from his Hawaiian fan club as he plays on the South Lawn of the White House on July 16, 2008. The banner also holds a greeting for President George W. Bush, who watched the demonstration of teamwork and discipline from a nearby bleachers with Mrs. Laura Bush and the families of the children attending. One child represented each state and the District of Columbia and the teams were divided into Western, Central, Southern and Eastern teams, with Joshua playing on the Western Team.
 Tee Ball All-Star Joshua Miyazawa, age 5, gets a boost from his Hawaiian fan club as he plays on the South Lawn of the White House on July 16, 2008. The banner also holds a greeting for President George W. Bush, who watched the demonstration of teamwork and discipline from a nearby bleachers with Mrs. Laura Bush and the families of the children attending. One child represented each state and the District of Columbia and the teams were divided into Western, Central, Southern and Eastern teams, with Joshua playing on the Western Team.  First base Coach, Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg, gives some tips to Abigail Purcell of the Eastern U.S. All-Stars, Wednesday, July 16, 2008, during an All-Star Tee Ball doubleheader on the South Lawn of the White House.
 President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush stand with the All-Star Tee Ball teams and participants on the South Portico Wednesday, July 16, 2008, following a double-header at the White House, pitting Eastern U.S. against Central U.S. and Southern U.S. against Western U.S.  President George W. Bush and baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, left, cheer on players participating in the Tee Ball on the South Lawn All-Star Game Wednesday, July 16, 2008, where the teams Eastern U.S. vs.Central U.S., and Southern U.S. vs. Western U.S., played in an afternoon doubleheader at the White House.
 Families root for their kids as they also document the All-Star tee-ball action at the White House, July 16, 2008 – a hot Wednesday afternoon in Washington, D.C. One child represented each state and the District of Columbia in the action on the South Lawn, which was attended by both President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush.  Mrs. Laura Bush shows her enthusiasm for the spirited game of tee ball as young All-Star players from across the United States gather to play on the White House South Lawn on July 16, 2008. President George W. Bush watched the game a few seats away on a bleachers set up for the event for the young players.
 President George W. Bush and Hall of Famer Frank Robinson offer words of encouragement to 8-year-old Shelby Shayler of the Little League Challenger Division in Norfolk, Va., Wednesday, July 16, 2008, as she places a ball on the tee to start the first game of a doubleheader on the South Lawn of the White House.  Maxwell Cowan of Eastern U.S. All-Stars rounds third base Wednesday, July 16, 2008, against the Central U.S. during an All-Star Tee Ball doubleheader on the South Lawn of the White House.
 Keegan Henjum the U.S. Central All-Star first baseman, reaches high to the delight of fans Wednesday, July 16, 2008, during an All-Star Tee Ball doubleheader on the South Lawn of the White House.  Kelsey Brauer of the Central U.S. Tee Ball All-Stars leans into first baseman Connor Hogan of the Eastern U.S. All-Stars after reaching first Wednesday, July 16, 2008, during the first game of an All-Star Tee Ball doubleheader on the South Lawn of the White House.
 Six-year-old Tucker Tekautz of the Central U.S. All-Stars crosses home plate Wednesday, July 16, 2008, during their Tee Ball at the White House matchup against the Eastern U.S. All-Stars.  Five-year-old Alex Thaler of the Eastern U.S. All-Stars makes a valiant effort as Jackson McGough of the Central U.S. All-Stars crosses the plate Wednesday, July 16, 2008, during All-Star Tee Ball at the White House. Players from across the United States gathered for the first time on the White House lawn to play the doubleheader that matched the Southern U.S. against the Western U.S. in the second game.
 John Cloer, age 7, from Sierra Madre, Calif., makes the catch as West Virginia's Brody Kehrer, age 5, races to beat him to the base during All-Star tee ball action on the White House South Lawn on July 16, 2008. One child represented each state and the District of Columbia and teams were divided into four regions with California, represented on the Western team and West Virginia in the Southern team.  Reggie Graff, right, age 6, from St. George, Utah, tags North Carolina's Avery Shane, age 5, center, as Hawaii's Joshua Miyazawa, age 5, watches during All-Star tee ball action on July 16, 2008 on the South Lawn of the White House. Shane, from Rutherfordton, N.C., was on the Southern team and Graff and Miyazawa, from Honolulu were on the Western team. Two other teams, representing the Central and Eastern sections of the country, played and one child represented each state. President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush watched the action from a bleachers set up on the grounds for the kids' families.
 Led by entertainer Kenny Chesney, President George W. Bush and baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," after unveiling a new stamp commemorating the centennial of the song between doubleheader, All-Star Tee Ball games Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at the White House.

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