Challenger Baseball allows children with cognitive or physical disabilities the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of playing baseball, in an environment that caters to their very special needs. The philosophy is very simple: "play, just for fun!!" You can't beat it!
The game is played in a safe, recreational environment, where no score is kept. "Buddies" are assigned (one on one) to each participant. These Buddies act as mentors to the Challenger players and assist with their involvement in the game. Buddies help to push wheelchairs around the base path, assist players in holding the bat and swinging, and provide protection for the Challenger players from batted ball.
The Toronto Blue Jays are proud to host the National Challenger Baseball Jamboree on Saturday, June 6 at the conclusion of the Blue Jays vs. Astros game at Rogers Centre. The exact start time will not be determined until the final out is recorded and children have finished Run the Bases. Interested participants and families must have a ticket to the baseball game in order to attend the postgame National Challenger Baseball Jamboree. Participants must preregister prior to attending the event. The National Challenger Baseball Jamboree will be a collection of baseball games taking place on the field at Rogers Centre. Space is limited, so register today!
NOTE: The National Jamboree is open only to registered Challenger Baseball players in Canada. To find out more about a Challenger Baseball program near you, contact email@example.com.
If you have a group of 20 or more, please contact Andy Topolie at 416-341-1565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about the National Challenger Baseball Jamboree, please email us at email@example.com.
If you have any questions about the Challenger Baseball program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ian McLean at 604-988-9232.