These special kids have an opportunity to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation at a level structured to their abilities. If necessary players from our regular program act as “buddies” to assist the Challengers run the bases, catch, throw, push wheelchairs etc.
Saturday's 10:30 AM
Tuesday Night's, 6:00 PM
All games at Town Centre Park (North Stadium)
The Tri-City Challenger Little League Association offers a baseball program specially designed for youth of the Tri-Cities area with physical, developmental or intellectual disabilities. Our program provides them with an opportunity to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in a fun, safe, non-competitive format and at a level structured to their abilities.
Aside from the physical benefits that come with playing a sport, the Challenger program gives children with disabilities the opportunity to be part of a team, to develop their social skills and friendships, as well as build their self-esteem and confidence. That, of course, is why we put them in the spotlight, play at Coquitlam’s premier field, have P.A. introductions, lively music, hot dogs and drinks after each game, individual and team photographs, wind-up parties, and occasional road trips just like the players in the competitive baseball program enjoy.
Last year, we had 118 players, all outfitted with uniforms matching those used in the competitive baseball program. Players are not required to come to every session, just when they feel like it.
New players are always welcome. The registration fee is $65 and there is a hardship fund for those needing financial assistance. Just show up and bring your application.
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