Evansville Challenger Program’s Mascot Debuts the League’s Brand New Uniforms
Every season is special and exciting for anyone involved with the Highland Challenger Baseball Program, but this season is just a little bit extra special. Spring 2023 is the 10th anniversary of the Challenger League in Evansville - an occasion that calls for celebration and big surprises.
Celebrating a Decade
To celebrate this special milestone, the Highland Challenger League is doing something it's never done before - providing each athlete with a real baseball uniform. These are real ballplayers after all, so they deserve a real uniform - we're talking about a hat, jersey, belt, pants, and socks. The league's mascot, Brave, recently got his jersey and is proudly showing it off. Check him out!
As you can imagine, this kind of effort is not cheap, and it wouldn't be possible without the help of the community. The Challenger League is so grateful to the 100 Guys Who Care for providing the funds that enable the purchase of these uniforms. These special young men and women and going to look so sharp this season. We wish parents good luck in trying to get their kids to take their uniforms off!
The League Still Needs More 'Buddies'
There is no way the Challenger League would still be around after 10 years if it weren't for all of the volunteers that help out each season - in particular, the buddies. Buddies are the folks who are on the field each game, assisting the Challenger League athletes. Buddies help the players at the plate, around the bases, and in the field. Wherever the players go, the Buddies go too.
This is a great opportunity to get youth baseball teams involved with the Challenger League, or maybe a church youth group, a group of co-workers looking to volunteer, and even individuals who just want to help. If you would like to be a Buddy, or you know someone that does, you can learn more at HighlandChallengerBaseball.org. You can also send an email to Brian Kinsey, the league's president, or text him at (812)604-0013.
Even if you don't have a player involved, or you're not a Buddy, you are still invited to simply come out and the games each weekend. The Challenger League plays at the Highland baseball fields on Evansville's north side.