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Challenger Baseball celebrates 30 years

May 8, 2019

NITRO, W.Va. — After 30 successful years of helping athletes of all abilities to enjoy some time on the diamond, Nitro Little League’s Challenger Baseball is continuing to grow.

The program will celebrate its 30th year on Saturday, May 11. A celebration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Little League Baseball Field at Nitro City Park.

During the celebration, plans will be revealed for a field that will provide challenged players with a new level of playability.

“We have plans of building an ADA compliant field for the kids,” Nitro High School Principal Jason Redman, supporter of the Challenge Program, said in a news release.

There are also plans for an ADA compliant building so the young athletes can continue to play year-round.

Challenger Baseball has always been geared toward allowing differently abled individuals a chance to step out on a baseball diamond and play a sport like their peers. The Challenger Field is proposed to be built next to Nitro High School and will be used specifically for the Challenger teams.

For more information about the Challenger Baseball program, contact Ivan Meadows, Nitro Little League President, at 304-881-6296 or Denise Frampton, Challenge Program Coordinator, at 304-539-5159.