Our philosophy is very simple: 'Play, just for fun!!'
Challenger Baseball is a program that provides an opportunity for children/youth/adults ( ages 4 and up) with cognitive or physical disabilities to enjoy the full benefits of participation in baseball at a level structured to their abilities.
Baseball games are played in a fun, safe environment where no score is kept. Able-bodied “Buddies” are assigned (one on one, where possible) to each participant. These Buddies assist the Challenger players with their involvement in the game. Pushing wheelchairs around the base path, assisting players in how to hold the bat and swing, or providing protection for the Challenger player from a batted ball, are just a few of the ways the Buddies offer a better experience for the participants in Challenger Baseball.
Each participant is treated like every other player in the conventional baseball program. All players are outfitted in uniforms, use the same equipment, and play their games at the local baseball parks. A team picture is a must for Challenger, as it is in the other divisions.
Last but not least, the smiles are plentiful and free! The joy on the face of each participant in Challenger Baseball makes it very clear how much fun they are having. No pressures, no playing time issues, everyone just has fun! It's what baseball is supposed to be all about.
February 23, 2018
- BUDDY ROLE:
YOUTH AND ADULTS who are: consistent, keen MENTORS AND ROLE MODELS who are PASSIONATE and LEADERSHIP ORIENTATED and sensitive to special needs. read more
February 23, 2018
- Yorkton and Area Challenger Baseball Special Events:
2018 SEASON OPENER Weather Permitting:
May 6, 2018
JC Park Ball Diamonds
CHALLENGER BASEBALL DAY PROVINCIAL JAMBOREE
Location: Regina, Sk
JAYS CARE NATIONAL JAMBOREE
Location: @ Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON
All registered Challenger players are invited to come out to Toronto to meet players from across Canada at this yearly event. read more