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2017 Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree Packet Now Available


CLICK HERE for the 2017 Jamboree Packet


The information and registration packet for the 2017 Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree is now available! The 26th Annual Jamboree will be held on May 12-14, 2017 and will be hosted once again by Azalea Little League (Virginia District 8) in Norfolk. 


The concept for the Jamboree was started in 1992 by former 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.  


The packet linked above is a fillable PDF giving leagues the ability to type in the information and send directly through an email. 


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, 2017. 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