"A community for our special needs kids has been a prayer for over 7 years, and it was finally answered by bringing two moms together and creating the Challenger League.  I am a mom to five children and two of those are a set of twins. Madeleine was born with
a heart defect which has brought her many health challenges and not given her the typical opportunities for sports and recreational activities like her siblings.  Challenger League gives her a place to call her own and to belong.  We are working and believing for even
more exciting things for our kids as the League continues to grow.  Our motto is to Dream BIG and we are doing exactly that!"

  • Challenger League Founding member and Board member since its inception in 2015
  • Oncology Clinical Pharmacist at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
  • Doctorate of Pharmacy- Mercer Southern School of Pharmacy 1995
  • Married to Brent for 25 years and we have 5 children: Katherine, Brett, Madeleine,  Elizabeth and John Allen

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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