Who We Are

We started as a dream from a mother that simply wanted her special needs child to play a REAL game of baseball without the strict level of competition that often comes with little league baseball. The need was so large that it has rolled into a non-profit to provide more typical experiences that the special needs kids can be involved in and the parents can enjoy watching the kids. Since we have been able to bring more adventures to our kids we now have baseball, kickball, dance line, summer camps, bowling, Tennis camp, Wrestling and weekly summer adventures.

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Our Mission

Challenger League believes that all individuals have the right to experience life to its fullest potential and to have full recognition of his/her dignity and individuality. Challenger League provides children with developmental and physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in athletic and social events, develop lasting relationships among their peers, coaches and parents, and show them they are an important part of their community by creating an environment of inclusion for both their kids and their parents.

HEAR WHAT OUR GROUP MEMBERS HAVE TO SAY

  • "Our son Wes has Autism. The Challenger League has been a blessing to our son as it has given him opportunities I feel otherwise would not be readily available. He is a smart, energetic boy with so much to offer and has been able to become more involved because of the Challenger League. We also love the Challenger League's promotion of special needs in the community and feels it brings more awareness and education."
    Heather Hood Johnson
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Jon DuMond
Jon DuMond President
"The Challenger League fills such a special need in our community. Only with service by those who care, does a community get stronger."
Jennifer Sapp
Jennifer Sapp Director
"I finally stepped out on a limb and followed my heart. I fought for what my child needed and what I wanted for my child!"
"The kids, families and volunteers of the Challenger League are truly an awesome family and one that I am honored to be part of."