What is Challenger Baseball? Well, it is probably the most rewarding organized baseball activity you will find out there. Challenger Baseball is the division that 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. Our 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 are "mentors" to the Challenger players, and assist with their involvement in the game. Pushing wheelchairs around the basepath – assisting players in how to hold the bat and swing – providing protection for the Challenger player from batted ball – these are just a few of the ways the Buddies offer a better experience for the participants in Challenger Baseball.
If you have any questions about Challenger Baseball, please email the National Challenger Baseball Coordinator, Ian McLean or call him at 604-988-9232.