Rowan Little League: 2013 Challenger League

Thursday, November 4
2011 Challenger Division
THE CHALLENGER LEAGUE WILL START BACK IN APRIL OF 2011 AFTER A VERY SUCCESSFUL 2010 SEASON

PLEASE CONTACT ARC IF INTERESTED IN PLAYING OR CALL 704-326-5255

THE CHALLENGER LEAGUE WILL BE BEGIN PLAY THE FIRST OF MAY EMAIL rowanbaseball@carolina.rr.com if interested.

Little League Challenger Division
A division of the Little League Baseball Program

Inaugurated in 1988 for the mentally and physically disabled
Designed to give all children between 5 -18 years old a chance to play, regardless of limitations
Includes three levels of play: Tee-Ball, Coach Pitch, and Player Pitch
Also utilizes the "Buddy" system to assist participants
Little League recommends that no score be kept during games
Utilizes a 60-foot diamond with the pitching distance set at 46 feet
Rule books and organizational material gratis
Low-cost accident and General Liability insurance is available at the same low cost as other Little League divisions


Little League's fastest growing division---The Challenger Division--- provides boys and girls with disabilities the opportunity to experience the emotional development and the fun of playing Little league Baseball. This groundbreaking program enables every child the opportunity to participate in a structured athletic program --- regardless of their ability.

The Challenger division also helps to establish strong bonds of friendship and understanding between Little Leaguers from other programs and Challenger children in an atmosphere of sharing and caring. In Challenger games, "buddies" help their challenged partners by acting as guides for blind children or pushing wheelchair-bound children around the basepaths. This interaction has proven to be a positive experience for all the children involved as Challenger players enjoy the thrill of participation and their "buddies" experience first-hand, the challenges these children face in their daily lives.

The Challenger Division is Little League's way of providing new opportunities for children with disabilities so that everyone can get into the game. To sign-up your child for participation in Challenger Baseball, or to volunteer as a "buddy," call the Little League Regional Office nearest you. To start a Challenger Division in your community, call your local Little League President or a member of your league's Board of Directors. All kids deserve to have fun.