2023 Little League Challenger Exhibition Game

2023 Little League Challenger Exhibition Game

Sat, 08/26/2023 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Experience the 2023 Challenger Division Exhibition Game at the Little League World Series.

Representing 30,000 players worldwide, watch teams from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Syracuse, New York compete in the most heartwarming game of the year. Watch live on Saturday, August 26 at 10:30 a.m. on WXXI-TV.

The Little League Challenger Division Exhibition Game has been a part of the Little League Baseball World Series schedule since 2001 and has become a fan favorite as part of the Championship Weekend experience. Little League® International supports the participating leagues with a $15,000 grant to help offset the costs for the teams to participate in the Exhibition Game.

Over the course of the past three decades, Challenger of Lancaster County Little League has developed its program to now operate 12 teams and approximately 175 players each season. In 2016, the league increased its offerings by adding a Senior Challenger Division for individuals over the age of 15, which now provides opportunities for four teams.

New York District 8 Little League Challenger Division, more commonly referred to as Syracuse Challenger Baseball, has helped provide children with physical and intellectual challenges the opportunity to play the game of baseball across the Syracuse community for more than three decades. Operating today with 16 teams and approximately 250 players, the league has since grown into one of the largest single-district Challenger programs in the United States. Playing its games at the Carrier Park Field of Dreams, a multi-million-dollar inclusive sports complex in Dewitt, New York, the league has had tremendous support over the years from the nearby Syracuse Spartans, Syracuse Mets, and the entire Syracuse community.

This program is presented in part by Move to Include, a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation designed to build a more inclusive community by inspiring and motivating people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life.