North Bay Challenger Little League: Welcome
NBCLL provides an adaptive, co-ed, non-competitive, Little League experience for young athletes with physical and/or intellectual challenges. We provide an annual Spring-time baseball season where all players and families can have fun, socialize, and participate. We maintain a positive and supportive atmosphere for all participants and volunteers.
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2017 SEASON - The dates are Sunday April 2nd through June 11th at Mark West Fields
(All Sundays except Easter April 16th, Mother's Day May 14th, and Memorial Weekend, May 28th)
We supply all the necessary equipment (bats, baseballs, batting helmets). If you have a baseball glove, you can use it. If you need to borrow a glove, we have those too. Baseball cleats are not allowed, so no need to buy those. Baseball pants are fine, but not required. Every player, coach, and buddy will receive a uniform shirt and hat.
Hello Challenger Families,
Games start April 2nd!
Online registration is closed!
To complete the online registration process, you need to create a Sport Engine account. This requires entering a valid email address, and clicking the link in the verification email. Registration ends February 24th. Be sure to download a copy of our Family Guidelines from the handouts.
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|To donate to Northbay Challenger Little League, please download the Sponsorship Letter from the handouts tab. NBCLLB is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that depends on sponsorships and donations for support for the league for each year.|
Greetings Challenger Families,
1) Returning players age 23-25 may now register this season, along with new or returning players age 5-22 (age on 5/1/2017).
As always, please contact sonomachallenger at gmail.com if you have questions or inputs to the Challenger Board.
North Bay Challenger
132 10th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
If you have any questions, you may also leave a message for us at 707-331-1321.
WELCOME TO HOLLAND
Emily Perl Kingsley.
c1987 by Emily Perl Kingsley. All rights reserved
I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this......
When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip - to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum. The Michelangelo David. The gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It's all very exciting.
After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, "Welcome to Holland."
"Holland?!?" you say. "What do you mean Holland?? I signed up for Italy! I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy."
But there's been a change in the flight plan. They've landed in Holland and there you must stay.
The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine and disease. It's just a different place.
So you must go out and buy new guide books. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.
It's just a different place. It's slower-paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you've been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around.... and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills....and Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandts.
But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy... and they're all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life, you will say "Yes, that's where I was supposed to go. That's what I had planned."
And the pain of that will never, ever, ever, ever go away... because the loss of that dream is a very very significant loss.
But... if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things ... about Holland.
Sunday, November 20