There’s a new baseball game in town and everyone is invited to join the fun.
Challenger Baseball is a national program that has been launched in Whitby with hall of famer Roberto Alomar and the Toronto Blue Jays as partners.
Children with special needs get a unique experience at Challenger Baseball. Every player gets a “buddy” that stays with them for the entire game, helping them to get the most out of their time on the field.
Anyone between five and 18 years of age is invited to participate as players. Anyone, any need. And there’s no cost. It’s absolutely free, and they receive a team jersey. Weekly games are held on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. at Peel Park (Diamond 3) in Whitby.
But this coming Saturday (July 9), a tournament will be held at the Country Lane Diamonds from 10 a.m. to noon. There’s still some spots available for players who will receive a t-shirt and a baseball cap. And there will be a barbecue for everyone afterwards.
Volunteers are welcome to serve as buddies, coaches or cheerleaders.
You can get more details by visiting: www.whitbychallengerbaseball.webs.com. To register, follow the link and e-mail the registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Don Terry, Sport Durham Advisory Committee Chair