The Challenger Little Leagues of the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities
The Challenger Leagues of the Illinois and Iowa Quad Cities will be playing in the second GREAT RIVER CHALLENGE. The game will have the two leagues playing together for the at the scenic Modern Woodmen Park thanks to the generosity of the River Bandits Organization and the hard work of many people from both leagues.
The Challenger Little League enable mentally and physically challenged children a chance to play organized baseball. The Challenger Leagues have the participants divided into three different levels to allow for safe and fun baseball game. The Challenger Leagues rely on volunteers to coach and manage the teams and most of them are parents of these special needs children. The Challenger Leagues also have volunteers who act as “buddies” and help the Challenger players on the field and at bat.
The GREAT RIVER CHALLENGE will consist of 5 games (two minor league games, one intermediate league game, and two major league game) beginning at 2:00 PM and each game will last about one hour. There will be concessions for sale to the spectators of these GREAT athletes.