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Little League Challenger Division® Holds Illinois Jamboree in West Dundee

Little League Challenger Division® Holds Illinois Jamboree in West Dundee

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Little League® Baseball and Softball will hold its Illinois Challenger Jamboree in West Dundee, Ill., today, Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7. Open to children from throughout the state, this year, about 100 Little Leaguers® from Illinois District 13 with developmental and physical challenges will attend the event. Hosted by Tri-Cities Little League, the Illinois Challenger Jamboree will take place at Randall Oaks Fields in West Dundee, Ill.

“The Illinois District 13 Challenger Division just came back from playing at the Little League Baseball® World Series, and now we’re hosting our Jamboree just two weeks later,” said Mark Johnson, Assistant District 13 Administrator. “It’s such an exciting end to a great season, and we could not have done it without the support of our great volunteers, our community and all our families.”

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An Illinois District 13 Little Leaguer celebrating with Dugout after scoring a run at the Challenger Exhibition Game during the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series.

The Illinois Jamboree begins today, Friday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. with hayrides and a bonfire picnic for guests and participants. Games begin on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m., at the Randall Oak Fields and continue throughout the day. Also available for players, volunteers and fans are Randall Oaks Four-Hole Golf Course, which is handicap accessible, and the Randall Oaks Petting Zoo, which is free to all uniformed players and their families. Other craft tents and activities will be open throughout the day as well. The event is presented by Illinois District 13. Their Challenger Division team traveled to South Williamsport, Pa., to participate in the annual Challenger Exhibition Game at the Little League Baseball World Series on Aug. 24.

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the Little League Challenger Division® provides boys and girls with physical and developmental challenges, ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, the opportunity to enjoy all that baseball has to offer. More than 30,000 children participate in more than 900 Challenger Divisions worldwide. This year, Little Leaguers will be able to participate in 13 Challenger Jamborees in 12 states. The boys and girls take part in a baseball game with a variety of other activities throughout the weekend. For more information on the Challenger Division, visit LittleLeagueChallenger.org.