For children with special needs, participating in sports can be tough since there aren't many leagues that can accommodate them. One that can is the Highland Challenger League in Evansville.


Everyone Can Play Ball

The Highland Baseball Challenger League believes in the power of inclusivity. This adaptive baseball program is dedicated to serving youth between the ages of 3 and 18 who face physical and intellectual challenges. Every child deserves to experience the joy of sports, and individuals of all abilities to join the team. No family faces financial barriers, and no player is ever turned away.

Highland Baseball Challenger League via Facebook
Highland Baseball Challenger League via Facebook

Big Fundraiser Featuring Iconic Entertainment

To keep the league going and ensure that families do not have to worry about funding, there is a big-time event coming that you do not want to miss.

The Highland Show will be a little bit different than in years past. You might remember that a Lip Sync Show featuring Evansville Icons was rained out last October. So, in addition to the Mardi Gras theme, the entertainment will be some of the best local celebrities and community leaders using their pretend mics and air drums. Yes, this will be a show that will go down in Evansville's history. We really hope that it raises a historic amount of money!

The Highland Show is coming up on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at the Vanderburgh County 4H Fairgrounds. Tickets are $25 each or a table of 8 is $200.

You can purchase tickets by sending Highland Challenger League a Venmo and putting lip sync show in the comments along with your name. You can also contact any board member or mail a check to 5900 Feltman Dr. Evansville, IN 47711. You can also contact Challenger League President, Brian Kinsey, at 812-604-0013, or  email

Stay tuned for a complete list of performers and awesome silent auction items!

Here are 2 of the performers that you might recognize.
Here are 3 of the performers that you might recognize.

What is the Highland Challenger League?

Highland Challenger League
Highland Challenger League via Facebook

Founded in 2014, the Highland Challenger Baseball League on Evansville's north side gives kids between the ages of three and 18 the opportunity to play the game of baseball regardless of their physical or intellectual limitations. The league is free to join and no player is turned away. If a child wants to play, they'll find a place for them to play.

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