GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. –
Carma Brown, Co-Director of Challenger Baseball and an employee at Home Loan Insurance, got an email from Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance she almost ignored. “I seen this memo come on my email, and it said “Make More Happen” (Award). And I thought oh… They would never pick us because it’s a national award.” She decided to apply, and it paid off.
Challenger Baseball, a league aimed at helping children with special needs play America’s pastime, was chosen for the $10,000 award. The league has grown to eight teams and has more than 90 players. And, say’s the money comes at a good time too. It has already racked up more than $6,000 dollars in bills from the purchasing of equipment for the upcoming season. Like so many other leagues these days, play is on hold. But the league’s directors say they are going to hold on to hope, the same way they do rain delays; and wait until the very last minute possible before canceling. And with the boost it received from Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance, 2020 is a season it looks forward to playing.