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    Thomas, DIA Staff Partner with Challenger League June 19
    Athletics director Mike Thomas, who participated in the 2012 Illinois Marathon, will join other DIA staff at the Tom Jones Challenger Baseball League's games on Tuesday, June 19.

    Athletics director Mike Thomas, who participated in the 2012 Illinois Marathon, will join other DIA staff at the Tom Jones Challenger Baseball League's games on Tuesday, June 19.

    June 15, 2012

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois athletics director Mike Thomas, Illini coaches and Division of Intercollegiate Athletics staff will lend a hand at the Tom Jones Challenger Baseball League's games on Tuesday, June 19, at AMBUCS Park in Urbana. Thomas and the DIA volunteers will assist players on the field during both games for the league, which provides the opportunity for physically and mentally challenged children to participate in a sport.

    The Tom Jones Challenger Baseball League was founded with sponsorship from the Champaign-Urbana Kiwanis Club in partnership with the C-U Special Recreation Department. The first game on June 19 will start at 6 p.m., with the second beginning at approximately 7:10 p.m.

    More information on the Tom Jones Challenger Baseball League can be found here.

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