Highland Challenger Division to Play at Little League World Series
Players from the Highland Baseball Club Challenger Division will make the trek to Williamsport, PA this summer to take part in the Little League World Series!
More than 30,000 children with physical and intellectual challenges participate in Challenger leagues at more than 900 locations worldwide. Out of all those kiddos, our very own Highland Challenger league has been chosen to play a special exhibition game at the Little League World Series complex. The youngsters from Highland will be taking on the challenger team from Hazleton, PA on Championship Saturday, August 25th.
Little League President and CEO Stephen D. Keener...
Each year, the Challenger Division Exhibition Game is one of the most uplifting and inspiring aspects of the Little League Baseball World Series and we are pleased to welcome both of these programs to Williamsport this year. We are delighted to have the opportunity to share this exciting day with all of the coaches, players, buddies, parents, and volunteers of each of the programs and hope they have a chance to enjoy their Little League World Series experience.
More about Highland Baseball Club Challenger Division
Since its establishment in 2014, the Highland Baseball Club Little League has become one of the largest and fastest growing Challenger programs in the country, with 157 players participating in 2017, and has become an integral part of the community. Led by the 2016 Little League Challenger Award recipient, Matt Pokorney, the Highland Baseball Club Little League has worked directly with the Little League Grow the Game Grant Program, the Honda Little League Grant Program, and Evansville native Don Mattingly through the Mattingly Charities to make facility improvements and offer the best possible resources for all of its participants throughout the Evansville community.
Little League International supports the participating leagues with a $15,000 grant to help offset the costs for the teams to participate in the Exhibition Game.