Challenger Sports League

Support Challenger League

The Challenger Sports League, Inc. is an Iowa 501c3 non-profit corporation (Tax ID #42-1502246). Its mission is to promote, advance and sponsor youth sports for children with special needs in the greater Des Moines, Iowa area.

The League has grown from its start as a tee-ball division of the Johnston Little League into an organization offering activities to kids year round. In addition to tee-ball, the League now offers indoor soccer and basketball as well as special events like picnics and bowling outings. These are a family events, with parents and siblings participating and providing assistance when needed. It is a great opportunity for the families to spend time together and participate in sports.

The League was incorporated in 1999 to facilitate the expansion of the program and provide an avenue for fundraising. Here's where we need your help. Would you please consider becoming a partner of the League by making a tax-deductible contribution? All funds raised are used for the benefit of the children, for equipment purchases, facility rentals, uniforms, and awards.

Please feel free to contact any of the Challenger League officers if you need more information or if you would like to make a contribution. Or, you can send your contribution to:

Challenger Sports League, Inc.
c/o Jeff Kafer, President
7459 Barnsley Dr.
Johnston, IA 50131


Click here to look us up (as well as other non-profit organizations) on the IRS charities list.


All children should be afforded the opportunity to participate in sports. Please help us keep putting smiles on the faces of these special kids! Thank you so much for your consideration!