Mayor and City Council proclaim Sunday, April 13, 2014, to be “Little League Challenger Baseball Day” In the City of Fresno

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin and the City Council today proclaimed Sunday, April 13, 2014, to be “Little League Challenger Baseball Day” in the City of Fresno.

Little League Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 4-22, to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in the sport worldwide. Today, more than 30,000 children participate in more than 900 Challenger Divisions worldwide.

Doug Wells, the Little League District 10 administrator, stated at the Council meeting today, “It is heartwarming to see kids who have always been on the spectator side of the fence now able to move to the playing side of the fence, allowing their families to relax and watch their kids participate in the sport.”

River Park Little League is a non-profit organization operating Little League baseball at Harry Goorabian Park pursuant to an agreement with the City of Fresno and the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District since the year 2000. The baseball park is located near Herndon and Fresno Street, just east of Kaiser Hospital.

River Park will be hosting Challenger baseball on Sundays, beginning April 13, 2014, with games starting at 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. This week Clovis West varsity baseball players will be there as “buddies” to assist all Challenger players, to be followed by the Clovis North players at the next games. The public is invited to come out and support these Challenger players!

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