Baseball League Benefits Challenged Kids

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A new baseball league brings the gift of the game to some very special kids with autism and down syndrome.

The league is called "Challenger Ball." It gives players a chance to take their minds off of life's daily challenges and to just be kids.

The athletes compete in wheelchairs, scooters and are often accompanied by friends and family on the field.

"She lacks the confidence of talking to people one on one, but when she's in the dugout or on the field, those limitations are gone," coach Greg Grirrith said.

Over 30,000 kids around the world participate in the league.

Organizers say it was created for kids who never felt like they were part of team before.

"The camaraderie that they have and being able to feel that they are welcome, and they are wanted, and they're not outcasts," parent Michael Potter said. "Watching the smile on his face says it all."

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