Arbutus Little League Challengers Donation from JCAM Foundation and SWV

Kids Adaptive Little League Team Receives $1000 from Local Foundations

Arbutus, MD – The John C. Atkinson-Maitland Education Foundation and Baltimore County’s Southwest Visions Foundation joined together on April 14, 2023 to donate $1000 to the Arbutus Little League Challengers. The Challengers are an adaptive baseball team for youth and young adults with physical or cognitive challenges. “Providing an opportunity for youth of all abilities to participate in sports is a learning opportunity on many levels” said Lisa Maitland de Hernández, of the John C. Atkinson-Maitland Education Foundation.

Jay Dillow, President of the Southwest Visions Foundation, whose mission is in part to work with County and State partners to bring grants that will facilitate improvements to benefit the community, says “this donation will increase opportunities for our community, the kids and their families”.  He adds, “bringing visibility to the Challengers team and their need for an accessible playing area is another way to benefit all in the community and the County.”

Challengers President Jeff Smith says that with the donation, “we will be able to eliminate the cost of the program that the families contribute for this season and we will be able to upgrade our uniform shirts to better recognize all of the community groups that support our team.”

For more information about the Southwest Visions Foundation, a registered 501c3, established to address the economic development of Baltimore County, visit

For more information about Arbutus Little League Challengers program visit

Media Contacts can be reached by emailing

Jay Dillow – Southwest Visions Foundation

Lisa M. de Hernández – JCAM Foundation

Jeff Smith – Arbutus Little League Challengers

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