WHAT IS CHALLENGER BASEBALL?

Challenger Baseball is an adaptive program that provides an opportunity for children, youth and adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities to enjoy the full benefits of participating in organized baseball at a level structured to their abilities.

PARTNERSHIP

Challenger Baseball Canada (a partnership between Baseball Canada, Little League Canada and Little League International) and the Jays Care Foundation are working together for the betterment of Challenger Baseball across Canada.

OBJECTIVES

1) To provide opportunities for children, youth and adults with disabilities to play organized baseball.

2) To provide experiences that enhance the lives of children, youth and adults with disabilities and their families.

3) To empower children, youth and adults with disabilities through baseball and physical activity.

4) To teach children, youth and adults with disabilities the core life skills inherent to baseball, including teamwork, communication, determination, resiliency, inclusion, independence, confidence, self-esteem, social skills and courage.

5) To provide opportunities for children, youth and adults with disabilities to make new friends, meet other children and families in the community and become part of a team.

GET INVOLVED

If you have a child, youth or adult that is interested in participating; if you are interested in being a buddy; or if you are interested in starting a program in your community, please contact Alysha Socha (Jays Care Foundation, Challenger Baseball Program Specialist) or Randy Crouse (Challenger Baseball Canada, National Coordinator). For additional information on Challenger Baseball in your province, please contact your Challenger Baseball Provincial Coordinator. All contact information is listed below.

NATIONAL CHALLENGER BASEBALL CONTACT INFORMATION

RANDY CROUSE
Challenger Baseball Canada, National Coordinator
9 South Hill Drive
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
B2G 2V9
902-867-6218 (home)
902-318-0707 (cell)
randy.crouse@hotmail.com

ALYSHA SOCHA
Jays Care Foundation, Challenger Baseball Program Specialist
1 Blue Jays Way Suite 3200
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 1J1
416-341-1463
alysha.socha@bluejays.com

LAUREN SIMESON
Jays Care Foundation, Senior Manager – Programs
1 Blue Jays Way Suite 3200
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 1J1
416-341-1128
lauren.simeson@bluejays.com

PROVINCIAL COORDINATOR CONTACT INFORMATION
SHAWN MARTELL
BRITISH COLUMBIA
shawn.cole.matt@gmail.com

DENIS WREN
ALBERTA
drwren@shaw.ca

PORTER NABIS
SASKATCHEWAN
ptnabis@hotmail.com

BOBBI BOTTLE
MANITOBA
blbottle@shaw.ca

BRUCE CAMPBELL
ONTARIO
bcampbell@littleleague.ca

RICHARD ST. ARMOUR
QUEBEC
richardstamour1@gmail.com

CHARLINE GODIN
NEW BRUNSWICK
charline.godin@troylfs.com

SCOTT TAYLOR
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
scottjtaylor@bellaliant.net

RANDY CROUSE
NOVA SCOTIA
randy.crouse@hotmail.com

RYAN GARLAND
NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
baseballnl@sportnl.ca

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

BRITISH COLUMBIA
ALBERTA
SASKATCHEWAN
MANITOBA
ONTARIO
QUEBEC
NEW BRUNSWICK
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
NOVA SCOTIA
NEWFOUNDLAND

CHALLENGER BASEBALL LINKS

JAYS CARE FOUNDATION

jayscare.ca/challengerbaseball

BASEBALL CANADA

baseball.ca

LITTLE LEAGUE CANADA

littleleague.ca

LITTLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL

littleleague.org

 

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