Martin County North Little League: District 17 Challenger Division

Challenger Division MCNLL District 17



Challenger Division

MCNLL/District 17

Little League Baseball  2014
Returns for its 8th Season in Stuart!         

 

  

         The Challenger Division of Little League Baseball is a program for youth with mental and physical disabilities to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities.
The Challenger Division Little League Baseball Program is back for its eighth season! For the past six years, over 60 children each spring have participated in the program and enjoyed learning the game of baseball, sportsmanship, and making new friends. We look forward to another terrific season in 2014!
 
The program provides boys and girls, ages 4 through 23, with the opportunity to participate in little league baseball in a safe playing environment. The focus is on having fun while learning the game; rules are modified to include that no score is kept, each player bats every inning, and everyone plays the entire game.
 
THERE IS NO FEE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CHALLENGER DIVISION, AND EACH PLAYER WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A COMPLETE UNIFORM AND ALL EQUIPMENT.
 
The Challenger Division also includes a “buddy” system, in which youth and adult volunteers assist players throughout the season to ensure their safety and success. The “Team Buddies” include players from Martin County North Little League, local high school baseball and softball teams, and volunteers from Keiser University College of Golf. Back by popular demand, due to the wonderful interaction between all the players and volunteers, our “Team Buddies” program will return again this season!
 
The Challenger Program began in 1986, when Ed Beardsley approached his son’s teacher about forming an athletic after-school program. The students, not able to play regular baseball, needed an alternative. The first year five students participated in this informal version of what is now the Little League International Baseball Challenger Division. By the end of the first season, fourteen children were playing baseball. Today, more than 30,000 players participate in more than 900 Challenger programs worldwide.
 
The 2014 spring season will begin in March and continue through May.
All games will be held at Sailfish Park in Stuart each Saturday.
 
For more information on registration, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please contact Jill Marasa, Challenger Division Program Coordinator at (772) 370-8108 or email tacmara@aol.com
 
Florida District 17 Little League/Martin County North Little League
www.eteamz.com/fldistrict17/ or www.eteamz.com/mcn
http://jillmarasa.wix.com/challengerbaseball  
 

 



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