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Tri-Cities Little League

2016 Challenger Information

What is the Challenger Division?


The Challenger Division offers boys and girls with physical and/or mental challenges, ages 4 to 18 (or until the completion of high school), the opportunity to participate in an organized game of baseball. The fundamental goal of the division is to give everyone a chance to play.

How does the program work?


A buddy is assigned to each Challenger Player and will be a boy or girl at least 11 years old. The buddy is either a player for the local little league or a volunteer from within the local community. The buddy is responsible for playing side by side with the Challenger Player and assisting them throughout the game. Activities include helping them play in the field, talking to them in the dugout, helping them hit, helping them get around the bases, and talking about the game after it is over.

What is provided ?


Uniforms, playing fields, equipment, registration, team assignments, reasonable accommodations to facilitate play, and team treats after the game.

Where/when are the games played?

 
The games are played on the regulation baseball fields of each of our participating Little Leagues. Challenger games are typically on weekends during May or June, but can also be played during the week depending on the local league schedule.

Where can I sign up?


Right Here!  Registration is open NOW for 2016 season.

How many games are played?


This will depend on a variety of factors including the number of participants.The goal is to play at least 6 games during the season.

What does the program cost?


We try to keep the cost very low due to the overwhelming generosity of the community. Your help to keep dontations coming is always appreciated.

Can I volunteer?


Absolutely. The easiest way to help is by spreading the word about the Challenger Program. Assistance will be needed in the coordination of a variety of activities to help the program grow and succeed. Contact Donna Patterson to see what opportunites are available to support the Challenger Division.