“The Challenger League fills such a special need in our community. We have all been so impressed by Jennifer’s vision for this program.  Only with service by those who care, does a community get stronger.  It is all about one life influencing another.  That is what the Challenger League is all about and I am so grateful to be able to be a part of this wonderful vision.”

• Elected President of the Board in April 2015.
• Many years experience in Non-Profit management.
• Finance Director at the Lily Pad SANE Center and also a founding member and President of the Board of The 11 Foundation.
• Accounting degree and M.B.A from Wake Forest University.

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.


  • "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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