Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree

The 27th Annual Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree will be held in May 2018, hosted once again by Azalea Little League (Virginia District 8) in Norfolk.

The concept for the Jamboree was started in 1992 by former Virginia District 8 Administrator Jake Hardison, to provide an event for special needs children similar to the Little League World Series but in a non-competitive environment. The event gives boys, girls, and adults with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball and socialize in a positive atmosphere.

Formerly known as  the Challenger Tournament and Fun Weekend (1992-2005) and the Little League Worldwide Challenger Jamboree (2006-2011), the Jamboree was renamed in Mr. Hardison’s honor after his passing in 2012. The Jamboree will once again offer our traditionally popular events, such as the themed dance on Friday night, carnival, concessions, activity zone, Saturday picnic, and baseball games on Saturday and Sunday.  The Jamboree offers games in two divisions: Little League Challenger (age 4-19) and Senior Challenger (age 15-up).

Registration and information packets for the 2018 event will be available in February 2018.  If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact the following:

Gary Owens, Jamboree Information/Schedule Coordinator -
info@jhmcj.org (757) 777-8877
Andrew Adler, District Administrator Virginia District 8 Little League - DA@va8ll.org (757) 288-1356