Taking a Stand: Highland Challenger League

Taking a Stand: Highland Challenger League
Updated: Jul. 10, 2018 at 3:29 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The expression "play ball" will mean just a little more to a group of local ballplayers next month when players from The Highland Challenger League will play an exhibition game during this year's Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

The challenger league was established in Evansville in 2014 with 30 players, now there are over 150. The League provides a safe and fun environment for children with physical or intellectual disabilities. There is no cost to the families and no player is denied.

Organizers say most of these kids never thought they would be able to play baseball, and it will be a special experience to watch them take the field on the biggest stage in Little League baseball.

This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for the players and their families. As you can imagine a trip like this takes a lot of planning and money.  Although there have been some generous donations thus far, they still have a way to go.

If you are able to help, you can visit any Evansville Federal Teachers Location and donate to help them meet there $160,000 goal.  For more information you can go to 14news.com where we have additional information.

Let's help these ballplayer's dreams come true

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