Challenger Sports Challenger sports is an important part of KYS. The Challenger baseball program was organized in April 1997. It began with 4 teams and about 30 special needs children. Since that time the league has expanded to 8 teams (4 for younger children and 4 for older players) with a roster of 80-100 children per year. There is no charge to youngsters with special needs and is funded mainly through community support and contributions. KYS has been instrumental in keeping this program going by allowing the Challenger program to use their playing fields. The Challenger program is a recreational opportunity for all children with special needs. Each child receives a hat, t-shirt and also a trophy at the end of the year cookout. Challenger programs also provide an excellent network for parents to exchange information and ideas. The Challenger organization has expanded to include golf in the summer, bowling in the fall, and basketball in the winter. These programs help keep children active and involved throughout the year. For more information, contact Nic Arning at 637-1403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.