Challenger League to play at UI softball field Thursday

Challenger League to play at UI softball field Thursday

The stars of the Tom Jones Challenger League in Champaign-Urbana will play on the big stage on Thursday.

The group will hold a doubleheader at Eichelberger Field in Urbana, home of University of Illinois Softball. 

The league, which is led by the Champaign-Urbana Kiwanis Club, caters to kids with physical or mental challenges, and one of the organizers of Thursday's event, Mike Namoff, said it's all about raising awareness.

Namoff made the comments on Tuesday on A Penny For Your Thoughts on WDWS.

Thursday's games start at 6 p.m.  Admission is free.

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