Teen Challenge didn’t win on the scoreboard, but received support, donations from game

Published 11:39 pm Friday, April 15, 2016

On Friday, the Alabama Teen Challenge played against a team of Selma Young Professionals in a charity softball game at Bloch Park. The Young Professionals won on the scoreboard, but the night’s biggest winner was the men of Alabama Teen Challenge and those who will enter the program in the future.

Alabama Teen Challenge is a 12 month residential Christian discipleship program for men 18 years or older with life controlling addictions.

Proceeds from the game went toward Teen Challenge, a program that made the difference in the lives of so many over the years.

The testimonials on the program’s website — or simply talking to someone who has worked through an addiction with Teen Challenge — show how much good it’s doing.

The game gave many of those men a chance to interact with those in the Selma community and to gain support from people who made a special trip to the park just to cheer them on.

Some in the crowd made signs. Some cheered loudly, but all also gave a donation to Teen Challenge — one that we’re confident will be put to good use.

The game was a reminder of how often this community comes together to support a charitable cause.

For anyone that would like to help further or couldn’t make it to Friday’s game, donations can be made on the Teen Challenge website at https://www.alabamateenchallenge.org.