Thirteen-year-old Pearl Beck of Las Vegas is a Challenger Little League veteran. Although she was born with cystic fibrosis, there’s no holding her back as she plays first base and takes her turn at bat. The Challenger Division of Little League was established in 1989 to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges to play America’s favorite pastime. At Teammates for Kids, we’re delighted to donate $75,000 each year to Challenger Little League, and that’s how we met Pearl. She and her family were guests at the Teammates Appreciation Party in Las Vegas in January 2012, where we honored her with a special award for her sportsmanship, courage, and perseverance. When she’s not playing ball, Pearl enjoys reading, watching movies, and hanging out with her brother and sisters. Her mottos is, “Inspire others by your smile,” which is something she does every day.