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Board of Directors

Jim Hanks - President Emeritus
Michael Beaumier - President
Jim Hanks - Vice President
Richard (Todd) Kerkering - Secretary
Susan Hanks - Treasurer
Lisa Guscette - Marketing Director
Mary Apostolu - Adm. of Grants and Fundraising
Steve Price - Head Coach
Nancy Carroll 
Rich Carroll Jr.
Mark Riccardi
Tom Hanks
Nick Doyle

Kevin Hanley

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Steve Price, Coach

Lisa Guscette, Marketing Director

General and Program information 
Fundraising and Grants

Mary Apostolu 


Kevin Hanley


Venice Challenger Baseball is a baseball league designed for children and adults who aren’t able to play baseball in the usual way.  It began in 1998 and became a 501c3 organization in 2008.  The program began with a handful of children and has grown to over 100 players of all ages.

VCB allows every player to bat and play in the field every inning.  Siblings, friends, organizations such as local high school teams and clubs, police and fire departments, as well as local businesses provide our Buddies.  Buddies help Challenger players at bat, around the bases and playing in the field.  The whole family and community gets involved.  Best of all, it’s FREE to join and all are welcome!

Our Mission

To provide a safe environment for players with physical and/or cognitive challenges to enjoy the experience of athletic participation and sportsmanship.

Our Vision

Dedicated to providing baseball opportunities and/or support to individuals with physical and/or cognitive challenges.

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