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Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree

The 2021 Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree will be held May 7, 8, and 9, 2021, hosted once again by Azalea Little League in Norfolk.  This is our 29th annual Challenger event.

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).

2021 registration and information documents are available by clicking on the link below:
Challenger Jamboree Information Packet
Challenger Jamboree Schedule
Complex Field Map and COVID Protocols

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact the following:

Gary Owens, Jamboree Information/Schedule Coordinator -
[email protected] (757) 777-8877
Andrew Adler, District Administrator Virginia District 8 Little League - [email protected] (757) 288-1356

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