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Kings, Galaxy to get White House championship treatment next week

President Barack Obama will honour two championship sports teams from Los Angeles at the White House next Tuesday, the NHL's Kings and the Galaxy of the MLS.
Anze Kopitar took the Stanley Cup last July to his native Slovenia, and he and his Los Angeles Kings teammates will now get feted at the White House, per recent tradition. (Matej Leskovsek/Associated Press)

President Barack Obama will honour two championship sports teams from California at the White House next Tuesday.

Obama will hold a ceremony to welcome the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League and winner of the Stanley Cup. He'll also honor the LA Galaxy, the championship Major League Soccer team.

After the ceremony, the White House says the teams will head down to the South Lawn to host an exercise clinic for children. The clinic is in support of first lady Michelle Obama's anti-childhood obesity effort. The White House says the children participating in the clinic come from soccer and hockey programs in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio, Detroit and Washington, D.C.