In 2024 we will host our 32nd Annual Challenger event!

The concept for the Jamboree was started in 1992 by former Virginia District 8 Administrator Jake Hardison, to provide an event for special needs children similar to the Little League All Stars but in a non-competitive environment. The event gives boys, girls, and adults with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball and socialize in a positive atmosphere.

Formerly known as the Challenger Tournament and Fun Weekend (1992-2005) and the Little League Worldwide Challenger Jamboree (2006-2011), the Jamboree was renamed in Mr. Hardison’s honor after his passing in 2012. The Jamboree offers a dinner and themed dance on Friday night, carnival, concessions, activity zone, Saturday lunch, Sunday breakfast, and baseball games on Saturday and Sunday.  The Jamboree offers games in two divisions: Little League Challenger (age 4-19) and Senior Challenger (age 15-up).

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