Jim Abbott and the Challenger League.

IMG_5986Jim Abbott  is a very famous pitcher who pitchIMG_5925-1ed for several major league teams including the Anaheim Angels. And Jim has one hand. That’s right- he is ‘handicapped’ or in some circles  would have been called ‘special’ as a kid.

As a child he began his astonishing sport career by being giving opportunities from coaches and organizations like the present day Challenger League. This is a league designed to accommodate kids with special needs and handicaps. And guess what? It is AWESOME.

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Over the weekend the boys Little League asked for volunteers to go and help out with a game between two Challenger teams. The boys were paired up with a ‘buddy’, and basically just shadowed or helped out as needed.

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What a magical day. Such joy and love and friendship everywhere. And Jim Abbott? He patiently pitched the whole game. Such an honor and an inspiration. Thanks Jim, and thank you Challenger League for helping make EVERY kid feel like a star.

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