WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (WHTM) – It’s the biggest weekend of the year in Williamsport. The Little League World Series concludes on Sunday, but the first game on Saturday may be its most important. The Little League Challenger game was held for children with disabilities. The annual event saw the Camp Hill team, consisting of players from Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry and York counties play a team from Colorado.
“It’s impossible for anyone to watch a Challenger game without walking away and feeling better,” says Tony Fowler, the Camp Hill head coach, “Whether it’s about the kids or also learning a lot about themselves.”
The game was shown live on television, with the largest attendance inside Volunteer Stadium ever for a Challenger game. An appearance from Governor Tom Wolf set the tone for a fun game for everyone involved. Parents watching, including Angela Jacobs, are proud to see her son Dakota be able to show people a side of him they may not always see.
“He’s able to succeed and be successful on the field and have people cheer him on and see him for the person he truly is.”
If you have a child you would like to enroll in the Little League Challenger Division, or to learn more, you can visit their website here.