10/29/2013 7:18 P.M. ET
Local Youths with Disabilities Step up to the Plate at Angel Stadium
The Angels, Angels Baseball Foundation, Bank of America and Little League® Team Up for Eighth Annual Orange County Little League Challenger Classic
By / MLB.com
Anaheim, CA - 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, November 2nd, in the eighth 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 favorite pastime alongside their baseball heroes and coaches, right on the field at Angel Stadium.
Scheduled to participate in this year's Orange County Little League Challenger Classic is Angel pitcher Jerome Williams, Bullpen Coach Steve Soliz, former Angels Jim Abbott, Bobby Grich, Clyde Wright, Justin Speier and Angels Chairman Dennis Kuhl. In addition to the current and former Angels, 350 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.
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. Families, friends and baseball fans are invited to join Bank of America, the Angels Baseball Foundation at the Orange County Little League Challenger Classic. Seating is open and free to the public. Enter at Angels Stadium at Gate 1.
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