2024 Challenger Baseball League

Valpo Parks Challenger Baseball League is an adaptive sports program designed for individuals ages 5-22 who are physically or intellectually challenged and is centered around building skills both on and off the field. This program teaches basic baseball fundamentals, along with other necessary skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship, and bonding with other athletes in the community.               

Spring Program Details

  • Age: 5 - 22 years old by April 1, 2024
  • Dates: Sundays, *Late April - June 
  • Times: 11 am - 12 pm
  • Location: Samardzija Field at Tower Park 
  • Fee: $45 Resident / $54 Non-Resident
    Register for both seasons before April 12:
    •  $70 Resident / $84 Non-Resident  
  • Includes:  Jersey and Hat

Fall Program Details

  • Age: 5 - 22 years old by April 1, 2024
  • Dates: Sundays, Mid-Aug - Oct
  • Times: Sundays, 11 am - 12 pm
  • Location: Samardzija Field at Tower Park 
  • Fee: $45 Resident / $54 Non-Resident
    Register for both seasons before April 12:
    •  $70 Resident / $84 Non-Resident  

*exact season dates TBD

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Youth Sports Refund Policy:

  • To be eligible for a refund, cancellations must be requested a minimum of seven (7) days before the published registration deadline.
  • Cancellations within seven (7) days of the registration deadline will not be refunded.
  • Refunds will be distributed back to the participant through a check in the mail. This process takes 4 – 6 weeks.
    • A $15.00 service charge for processing all cancellations will apply unless the Valpo Parks and Recreation Department cancels a program due to low enrollment.
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Looking for Buddies

Make a difference! Valpo Parks is looking for “Buddies” to help with our Challenger Baseball League. This league is for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges. Buddies are used to assist the players in the areas of batting, fielding and base running when necessary.

No prior experience is necessary and there will be a buddy meeting prior to the season starting. Buddies are needed for this program at a 1:1 ratio and should be able to commit to attending each session

Challenger Baseball League - Volunteers Needed


  1. Madison Bell

    Youth Sports Director
    Phone: 219-462-5144 ext. 6310

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors