Players & Buddies Wanted for Watertown Challenger Baseball

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The players and buddies in the Watertown Challenger Baseball program, which is for players with physical and mental challenges. (Photo courtesy of Watertown Challenger Baseball).

The following announcement was provided by Watertown Challenger Baseball:

Registration is officially open for the 2024 Challenger baseball season. 

The first day will be Sunday April 28 10 a.m. at BB&N field (next to Filippello Park). 

Watertown Challenger Baseball program allows children with special needs to participate in little league baseball in a safe environment.  We are eagerly looking for players & “buddies” to help athletes.  

What is Challenger Baseball?

The Challenger Baseball League is a program for developmentally and physically challenged youth (age 8-21), helping them to enjoy the full benefits of baseball in an athletic environment structured to their abilities.

What Are “Buddies”?

A Buddy’s job is simply to be a friend, engage his buddy in conversation, if possible; help him/her hit, throw, catch the ball if needed, keep the child’s attention on the game and make sure that the players are safe and no one gets hit with a ball or bat. This becomes a rewarding experience for both the player and the Buddy. All volunteers are required to fill out a CORI form.

We are looking for a full season (8 week) commitment and ask that Baseball Buddies arrive 15 minutes before the games. The Baseball Buddies program allows the parents to receive a much deserved break and cheer the players from the stands.

When: Sundays from 10 a.m.-noon for 8 weeks beginning on Sunday April 28, 2024

Where: BB&N Field or Victory Field

Registration: Registration is free of charge. Players & Buddies should register online.

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