North Bay Challenger Little League: Welcome

Tuesday, May 23
North Bay Challenger Little League

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.   

 Recent Communications:


5/18/17 email

Hello Challenger Families,

Following the final game on June 11th North Bay Challenger will have a BBQ/Picnic with awards for the players and a raffle. We have a very small board and need your help!  

We are forming a committee to plan this wonderful event and celebrate the end of another fun season which is sponsored by the 20/30 club.

If you can help please contact Maria Geary if you are interested in being on the committee or helping at the BBQ.

The committee will help plan the event, do the shopping for the BBQ, reserve and pick up cakes, set up tables and tents, set up and monitor the raffle table, help clean up and break down tables and tents etc.

**Calling for Raffle Donations**

Raffle donations needed, if you can donate a raffle item or you have any contacts that may donate please let us know. All items can be dropped off with Sandee and Tansy on Sundays at the games. 

Thank you!

The North Bay Challenger Board


Upcoming Events: 

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,

Registration for the 2017 season will be done on-line, and runs December 1, 2016 to February 24, 2017.
Fill out the adult volunteer application for managers, coaches, buddies that are age 16 and over, and team parents. Please DO fill in your SSN, and include a photo of your driver's license (this is how we run a background check).
For any Buddies age 15 or less who intend to be on the field or in the dugout during games, please fill out the buddy application.
Please complete the photo and terms waiver and include with the application. 
These forms can all be mailed to:
North Bay Challenger
132 10th Street
Santa Rosa, CA
PLEASE note some important changes this season:

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).
2) Register online beginning December 1, 2016 through February 24, 2017.
3) Walk-in registration (we will help you register online) will be held at T&B Sports on January 7, 14, 15 2017. 
4) Skill Assessment will be held at Cardinal Newman High School this season, Saturday February 4, 2017 11:30am-4pm.
5) First games played April 2, 2017 (weather permitting).
6) Opening Day ceremonies on April 9, 2017.
7) Final games and End of Season Celebration June 11, 2017. 

As always, please contact sonomachallenger at if you have questions or inputs to the Challenger Board.

Contact for questions:

Sandee Huskey
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.

email: sonomachallenger at  

Little League Pledge:
I trust in God.
I love my country, and will respect its laws.
I will play fair and strive to win.
But win or lose, I will always do my best. 
Parent Pledge:
I will teach all children to play fair and do their best.
I will positively support all managers, coaches, and players.
I will respect the decisions of the umpires.
I will praise the good effort despite the outcome of the game.
An excerpt read at our Opening Day Ceremony 2015 Season
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
2017 Season Flyer