They've been playing for 15 years but the Challenger Little League athletes have never had a field of their own...until now.
On Monday, the Lubbock City Council approved $1 million in bond money for lighting improvements in Mcallister Park and the building of Challenger Little League Ball Park. The money was originally budgeted for a fourth Canyon Lake, but federal restrictions prevented the city from building the lake. The Challenger Ball Park will be designed for mentally and physically challenged kids.
"It will be totally accessible for children of all challenges, whether they be in a wheelchair or on crutches, for example, our bases will be flat," said Jeff Gibson, with Challenger Little League.
The little league park will be located in Mcallister Park off Spur 327 and Iola next to the Western Little League ballpark.
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