Category: Challenger

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’ […]

Fellow volunteers in California District 43 in San Bernardino call Barbara Sky “instrumental” to the Little League Challenger Division®, not only for its district, “but to all kids that have a disability, and just want to play ball.” For her efforts and commitment to the intellectually and physically challenged children of her district, Ms. Sky […]

Earlier this year, Little League® Baseball and Softball announced a $4 million plan to help local Little League programs grow the game in their communities by providing financial assistance to these programs to ensure that all children have the opportunity to have a meaningful Little League experience. The cornerstone of the initiative is the new Little League Grow […]

LITTLE LEAGUE CHALLENGER DIVISION® WORLD SERIES EXHIBITION GAMES EXPAND TO INCLUDE ALL FOUR LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL® WORLD SERIES TOURNAMENTS

In 1989, the Little League Challenger Division® was established to provide a Little League® experience to children with physical and intellectual challenges. In 2001, Little League gave two Challenger Division teams the opportunity to play a game at the Little League Baseball® World Series. On Saturday, Aug. 29, the 15th The Little League Baseball World […]

Each year, during the Little League Baseball® World Series, two Little League Challenger Division® teams are showcased in an exhibition game. This year, State College (Pa.) Little League and First Colony Little League from Sugar Land, Texas will be representing more than 30,000 Challenger players and more than 900 leagues worldwide. These two teams will […]

The efforts of Little League® volunteers and graduates was honored at the annual American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Convention on Sunday, January 4. The ABCA, annually, presents awards to various members of the baseball community at all levels, from Little League to Major League Baseball. At their convention in Orlando, Fla., the ABCA presented Baseball […]