Playing Ball and Creating Opportunities
Challenger Baseball is a program that provides an opportunity for children, youth and adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities to enjoy the full benefits of participating in baseball at a level structured to their abilities. Each week during the season, the young Challenger players have the chance to each get up to bat and run the bases…. it is a great team sport within a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.
On August 2, 2019 fans packed the stands at Fergie Jenkins Field in Chatham for the annual Challenger Baseball season finale. The program is run in partnership with the Chatham Minor Baseball Association. A few of the participants were asked at the final game what their favourite part of playing Challenger Baseball was. Their highlights include: “playing back catcher”, “hitting the ball high”, “hearing the cheering” and “running the bases”.
The Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent provides recreational opportunities for children with special needs to develop life-long skills and knowledge in the areas of recreation and leisure. Recreational programs are only available to children who are active clients on the recreation caseload. If you have any questions please contact Alison Munro at 519-354-0520 Ext 281.