Challenger League Baseball

Photo of the Ridgeland Challenger League Baseball Team

This year, the Ridgeland Challenger Baseball League celebrated its 20th season. The league has grown from the original 18 to 125 players ages five to 67 playing on four youth teams and six adult teams. The adult teams were formed, Paul Rogers, Challenger’s Co-commissioner explains, “because the original kids grew up and didn’t want to stop playing.” The season runs from April through June, with each team playing two games per week at Ridgeland’s Hite Wolcott Park. The Challenger League is open to any child or adult with a disability who wants to play, at no cost to the players or their families. While most of the players are from the Jackson Metro area, the league includes several players who travel up to 100 miles for the opportunity to take a swing. (Article excerpt from The Mississippi College Beacon – Rising to the Challenge.)

Read the full story about the Challenger League’s founders and how they continue to rise to the challenge for so many.

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Ridgeland Challenger League Baseball: Night with the MS Braves 2010 [Slideshow]

Ridgeland Challenger League Baseball
Night with the MS Braves 2010
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