Challenger Baseball is a program for developmentally and physically challenged youth, helping them to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities. More than the skills of baseball learned through the experience, the value of the Little League Challenger Division is found in the proven therapeutic and socialization benefits of participating in sports; the strengthening of participants’ self-esteem; the opportunities to mainstream into other divisions of play and the disciplines of teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play. Playing with the same equipment on the same fields, Challenger Division participants can experience the joys of pulling together as a team, being cheered, and earning awards for their achievements.
Who qualifies for the Challenger program? The Challenger Division offers boys and girls with physical and developmental challenges, ages 5 to 18 (or the completion of high school), the opportunity to participate in an organized game of baseball. The most fundamental goal of the Challenger Division is to give everyone a chance to play. You do not have to be a Northborough Resident to participate.
If you are in grades 7 – 12 and all adults are welcome too, we are looking for Challenger buddies to help the participants play the game of baseball. You will work with one child between the ages of 7 – 22. You will be awarded volunteer hours at the end of the program.
All practices are Tuesdays 6 - 7pm at the Melican Middle School. 145 Lincoln St.
All games will be on Saturdays from 10 - 11am. They are played in Northborough, Westborough, Grafton and Shrewsbury.
Challenger - WooSox
The WooSox team will be putting on a clinic for the Challenger Leagues Saturday Aug 19th from 10-11am.
Gates will open at 9:30am on Madison Street and each participant will be given a free ticket to the 4:05pm game that same day against the Triple A Yankees.