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Challenger Exhibition Game

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Aug 12, 2014 8:34 AM
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More than a half-century ago, games played at the Little League Baseball® World Series were first televised.

Since 2001, an exhibition game has been played by teams that are a part of Little League’s Challenger Division®. This year, for the fourth time in as many years, that game will be a part of the television coverage of the World Series.

The 2014 Little League Baseball World Series Challenger Exhibition Game is scheduled to air on WITF TV, 6:00pm Sunday, August 24.  The game is scheduled to be played 10:30 am on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Volunteer Stadium on the Little League International complex in South Williamsport.

The game will feature a team from Clinton Valley Little League from Detroit, MI, and a team from Little Mountain Little League from Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Dr. Darrell Burnett, a member of the Little League International Board of Directors, along with Gary Chrisman and Tom Speicher, both members of the WRAK Radio crew for the World Series, will provide the commentary on the game. WRAK is the flagship radio station for the Little League Baseball World Series.

The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League that enables boys and girls with physical and developmental challenges, ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball.

The teams playing in the Challenger game as part of the World Series this year are representing more than 30,000 Challenger players and more than 900 leagues worldwide.

More information on Little League’s Challenger Division can be found on the Little League website, at: www.LittleLeagueChallenger.org; or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LittleLeagueChallenger; or by contacting Sam Ranck, Little League’s Director of the Challenger Division, at: Challenger@LittleLeague.org.

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