10/26/2012 2:44 PM ET
Angel Stadium becomes a “Field of Dreams” for youth with disabilities
The Angels, Angels Baseball Foundation, Bank of America and Little League team up for seventh annual Orange County Little League Challenger Classic
Anaheim, Calif ― More than 900 children with physical and mental disabilities from 30 Challenger Division Little League teams throughout Orange County will experience the thrill of playing baseball at Angel Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the seventh annual Bank of America Orange County Little League “Challenger Classic.” The Challenger Classic, created through a partnership between the Angels Baseball Foundation and Bank of America, provides young players with the joy of playing America’s pastime alongside their baseball heroes and coaches, right on the field at Angels Stadium. The event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Four sets of games will be played starting at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., with each age division playing a two-inning, one-hour game on designated diamonds on the outfield grass at Angel Stadium. Scheduled to participate in this year’s Orange County Little League Challenger Classic are Angels pitcher Jerome Williams, Angels Third Base Coach Dino Ebel, Angels Bullpen Coach Steve Soliz, former Angels players Bobby Grich, Clyde Wright, Justin Speier and Rex Hudler and Angels Chairman Dennis Kuhl.
In addition to the current and former Angels, 200 Bank of America volunteers and local Little League “Buddies” will help make it a day to remember, including video display of the games on the Jumbotron, a team photo with an Angel player, special medal award ceremony near home plate and lunch.
Families, friends and baseball fans are invited to join Bank of America, the Angels Baseball Foundation at the Orange County Little League Challenger Classic. Enter at Angels Stadium at Gate 1. Seating is open.
Media planning to attend the day’s events are asked to contact the Angels’ Communications Department prior to their arrival.
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