CHALLENGER BASEBALL

Please sign up for rain out notifications.  Sign up can be found on the buddy form as well as the first page of registration.

 

We had a great 2016 season of Challenger baseball!  Thanks to all our players, families, buddies and community for their participation.  Please click on the link below too see a video about our challenger program! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI4EZjQoHok

 

The Challenger Division of WULL (West University Little League) is a baseball program for boys and girls ages 5 through the final year of high school or 22 (whichever comes first) with physical and mental challenges. The most fundamental goal of the Challenger Division is to give everyone a chance to play baseball and have a rewarding experience, regardless of limitations. This program affords every child the opportunity to participate in a structured athletic program and have a wonderful time.

The Challenger Division was originally developed in 1989 and is Little League International's way of providing boys and girls with challenges the opportunity to experience the emotional development and the fun of playing Little League baseball. Today, more than 22,000 players participate in the Little League Challenger Division nationwide.  

The Challenger program 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, middle school and high school aged volunteers, or "Challenger Buddies", help the players by acting as team guides for children who may not be able to play baseball on their own. 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 will have 8 teams and will have 6 games. Games are always held on Sunday afternoons at 2pm at the WULL fields. The six games will be held:

March 26, 2017
April 2, 2017
April 9, 2017
April 23, 2017
April 30, 2017
May 7, 2017
*Please sign up for rain out notifications on the first page of Challenger registration or the buddy form.

Challenger families are also invited to attend WULL's Opening Ceremonies and Carnival on Saturday March 4th, 2017, from 11-3pm (rain or shine) to help us kick off our baseball season.

Team and individual pictures of Challenger players will be taken prior to our first game on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Refreshments will be served to players and their families. The pictures will be held at West U Elementary (3736 University Blvd.  Enter on Goode Street behind the school off Auden Street)

The Challenger Season concludes with a trophy presentation and party for all of the Challenger Division players.  Parents and Buddies are invited to attend. This event will take place after our last game on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at West U Elementary.

Registration fee is only $20 per player payable to West University Little League. Registration fee covers cost of jersey, socks, cap, team equipment, trophies, fun all season, and a great end of season party for the whole family! Please email Kristen Leach should you have any questions or need additional information.

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