Alternative baseball league for adults with special needs coming to Colorado Springs

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A new baseball league is coming to Colorado Springs, and it is called Alternative Baseball. 

Alternative Baseball is an organization for teens and young adults with autism and special needs. The organization was founded in 2016 by Taylor Duncan, a self-described baseball fan from Georgia.

As the organization makes its way to the Rocky Mountains, the Pikes Peak Sluggers are looking for players and volunteers. General Manager Brian Hall said the Alternative Baseball Organization gives baseball fans too old for a league like Challenger Baseball an opportunity to play the game again.

“They don’t have a lot of chances to do sports in school, so this is another alternative to do baseball here in Colorado Springs,” Hall said. “This is going to be for teens and adults, and it doesn’t matter what age it is on adults. It can be older adults as well.”

Hall plans to have the league up and running by early fall. If you’re interested in signing up a player, volunteering, or donating equipment, you can contact Brian Hall at 719-393-5271. You can also visit http://alternativebaseball.org to learn the story behind the organization.

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