This is Andy – Silence didn’t stop him.

Andy had never spoken a word in his life before playing with the Challengers.  He spoke his first words during his 4th season, and they were “Coach Carroll” and “Baseball.”  Seven years later, Andy helps other Challenger players, welcomes everyone at the fields and even snaps a few photos with the girls.  VCB helped Andy find his voice and become a leader amongst other players.  It has been nothing short of a miracle for him!


This is Team Captain, Sam – Nothing can stop him.

Sam is one of the original Challenger players and has been playing for over 14 years.  Sam’s smile on and off the field is never-ending.  Sam’s parents are very involved with Challenger Baseball.  His mom, serves on the Board as President, and Sam’s dad is the Juniors Head Coach.  Sam and his family have been an integral part of the Challenger organization.


This is Joe – Age doesn’t stop him.

What would a Saturday evening Challenger Baseball Game be without Joe?  He and his wife live in an assisted Assisted Living Facility in Venice.  He enjoys bowling, basketball, and baseball.  Joe makes sure everyone is having fun with his contagious laugh and smile.  He is the life of the party on and off the field.