The Highland Challenger League recently held its annual fundraising event and the entertainment turned into a sweet viral moment.

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Brian Kinsey, Mike Blake, Michael Daugherty

Icons of Evansville took the stage at the Vanderburgh 4-H Fairgrounds to raise money for The Highland Challenger League. Organizer Brian Kinsey tells me that nearly $12,000 was raised and that money will go toward the fundraising efforts for new turf.

Evansville's Mayor Stephanie Terry did not lip sync - She is the real-deal singer!

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PHOTO: Highland Challenger League
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Will the Real Taylor Swift Take the Stage?

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Taylor Merriss, Liberty DeWig, Izzy Loehr

When I get tasked with a project that involves entertainment, I take it very seriously. I had a vision of using three different Taylor Swift songs for one of our lip-sync performances. You might Taylor Merriss, who is the Special Projects Coordinator with the Evansville Police Department. Even though she isn't a Swifty, or an on-stage type of person, she completely careered her performance.

@libertyonair20 Part 1 of 3: We choose 3 eras to showcase at the #highlandchallenger #lipsync #fundraiser #evansville #indiana #sayyes #fyp @MY105.3 ♬ original sound - LibertyOnAir

  Did I mention that we did not practice this at all? I talked everyone through their parts on the day of the show. In the second video, you see me really embracing Karma...Except that isn't what you'll hear. TikTok did not appreciate this particular clip. 

@libertyonair20 I’m pretty dramatic with my #lipsync #highlandchallangerleaguebaseballprogram @MY105.3 #indiana #evansville #fundraiser ♬ Showin' Off - Danger Twins

Love Story Gone Viral

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Chase DeWig and Izzy Loehr are freshmen at New Tech High School in Evansville, Indiana. It took a little bit of convincing to talk them both into being part of our Eras Lip Sync. But, Chase is my son, and Izzy is a total Swifty, so they agreed. They didn't even have to rehearse, and they are going viral for this super sweet 'Say Yes' moment.

@libertyonair20 Such an amazing moment at the Highland Challenger League fundraiser #evansville#indiana#fyp♬ original sound - LibertyOnAir

You could say that the members of KISS were a smoke show. They brought the heat and a fog machine!

Jeff Purdue, Noah Robinson, Brian Kinsey, Billy Bolin

PHOTO: Highland Challenger League
PHOTO: Highland Challenger League
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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.

Sticking with the 'No Rehearsal' theme, here is our version of Weird Barbie and Boxing Barbie.

@libertyonair20 Hi Barbie! A little #weirdbarbie and #boxingbarbie #dancethenightaway #lipsync #indiana #fyp @MY105.3 ♬ original sound - LibertyOnAir

See more photos from the event on The Highland Challenger League Facebook Page.

What is the Highland Challenger League?

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Highland Challenger League via Facebook
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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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