SPORTSPERSON OF THE MONTH RETTA SLAY started the Dos Pueblos Little League Challengers, a baseball organization for children with disabilities, back in 2004 for her son, who has Down’s Syndrome. Beginning with 10 players, the program has since grown to 80 children who get to experience the joy of being on a team and competing. The next goal is to have an actually start a District 63 Challengers League with numerous teams.

“Even though it’s only Sportsperson of the Month, I think it should be Sportsperson of the Decade,” said Roxanne Nomura, who sponsors the award along with her husband Wade.

For more information about the program, visit its Web site at

Retta Slay

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