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Virginia District 8 Little League®

Baseball, Softball and Challenger

Serving Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and the Eastern Shore areas of Southeastern Virginia

2016 Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree Packet Now Available


The information and registration packet for the 25th Anniversary Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree is now available! The Jamboree will be held on May 13-15, 2016 and is hosted once again by Azalea Little League (Virginia District 8) in Norfolk. 


The concept for the Jamboree was started in 1992 by Virginia District 8 Administrator Jake Hardison to provide an event similar to the Little League World Series, but in a non-competitive environment. The event gives boys, girls, and adults with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball and socialize in a positive atmosphere. Known in years past as the Challenger Tournament and Fun Weekend (1992-2005) and the Little League Worldwide Challenger Jamboree (2006-2011), the Jamboree was renamed in Mr. Hardison’s honor after his passing in 2012. 


The Jamboree will once again offer some of our traditionally popular events, such as the themed dance on Friday night (Luau), carnival, concessions, new activity zone, picnic on Saturday, and baseball games on Saturday and Sunday.  


A new feature in this year’s packet is the ability to type in the information and send directly through an email. Thanks go to Bob Sottile, District Administrator of Virginia District 10, for his help in creating this feature. 


Little League Challenger teams that want to participate will need to submit their rosters, Little League ID number and their event form on or before April 20, 2016. Like last year, the Jamboree will offer games in two divisions: Little League Challenger (age 4-19) and Senior Challenger (age 15-up).

For additional information, please contact:


Gary Owens

Information/Schedule Coordinator

Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree Committee

(757) 777-8877


Andrew Adler

District Administrator

Virginia District 8 Little League

(757) 288-1356

Spring 2016 Player Registration

Our member leagues are preparing for the Spring 2016 season!  Baseball, Softball and Challenger player registration is taking place during the month of February.  Click the "League Locations" link on the left hand side of the page for a list of District 8 Leagues and links to individual league websites for more information about the league that serves your neighborhood.