Category: Challenger

2017 Little League® Challenger Division Exhibition Game Teams Announced

Game will take place at the Little League International Complex in South Williamsport, Pa., on Saturday, August 26, at 10:30 a.m.   Freehold Township Little League (Freehold, N.J.) and Riverside Little League (Riverside, R.I.) have officially been announced as the participating teams for the 2017 Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game, which will be held during […]

Bank of America and Angels Baseball Foundation Hosts Little League® Challenger Classic

On Oct. 29, approximately 700 boys and girls in Southern California were given an unforgettable opportunity as Bank of America and the Angels Baseball Foundation hosted the 11th annual Bank of America “Challenger Classic” at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. As part of the event, members of 40 different Little League Challenger Division® teams, comprised of […]

EOCLL Establishes New Challenger Division Thanks to Little League® Grow the Game Grant

East Orange County Little League Challenger Division will receive a $20,000 grant to help the league make their field ADA accessible For the last year and a half, a pair of Little League® volunteers have been looking for a way to help children with special needs play baseball in the Orange County area of Virginia, […]

At the 2016 Little League Baseball® World Series, Matt Pokorney, Highland Baseball Little League Challenger Division President of Evansville, Ind., was recognized with the Little League® Challenger Award, and he left Williamsport eager to continue to work with his fellow volunteers to bolster their program with the help of the Honda Little League Grant Program and […]

Ryan Teixeira, a baseball player at Colorado Mesa University who served as a volunteer buddy for the Grand Junction (Colo.) Little League Challenger Division® team at the 2016 Little League Baseball® World Series Challenger Exhibition Game, is currently facing a challenge of his own as he was recently diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia […]

The Little League Challenger Division® provides thousands of intellectually and physically disabled children with the opportunity to play Little League® in a fun, social environment. Over the last decade, one of the Challenger Division’s primary champions has been Dr. Darrell Burnett, whose tenure as a member of the Little League Board of Directors is coming to […]

Less than a month after playing in the 2016 Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game in South Williamsport, Pa., against Colorado District 1 Little League Challenger Division (Grand Junction, Colo.), the Camp Hill (Pa.) Little League Challenger Baseball Team was invited by U.S. Congressman Scott Perry and U.S. Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania to come […]

One of the highlights of the Little League Baseball® World Series, the Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game kicks off Championship Weekend on Saturday, Aug. 27, with a fun game at Volunteer Stadium. This year the two Little League Challenger Division teams participating will be from Camp Hill (Pa.) Little League and Colorado District 1 […]

Mattingly Charities Step Up to the Plate for Indiana Challenger Program

Each year, Highland Baseball Club Little League Challenger Division relied on the $2,000 grant it received from the city for operational support. The Evansville, Ind., league used the money to help sustain operations, providing its Challenger players a chance to enjoy the game they love. However, the program was dealt a blow when the grant […]

GOING HOME SERIES ALLOWS MARINERS FELIX HERNANDEZ TO DONATE $40,000 TO SEATTLE AREA LITTLE LEAGUE CHALLENGER DIVISION® PROGRAMS AND LOCAL LEAGUE

The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has developed the MLBPA Players Going Home Series, which allows Major League Baseball (MLB) to make a donation to local, hometown organizations in the name of deserving players. This year, Seattle Mariners All-Star pitcher, and Little League® graduate, Felix Hernandez, with the help and support of the Mariners’ […]