Special Needs Little League Comes to New Milford
Challenger Division is holding registration now through March 31.
The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with special needs, ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, the opportunity to play baseball.
For the first time, the Challenger Division is coming to New Milford Little League. Area towns participating in this program include, Dumont, Bergenfield and River Edge.
Organizing this league are John Lignos and Dan Davis. Challenger division teams are set up according to abilities, rather than age, and can include as many as 15-20 players. Challenger games can be played as tee ball games, coach pitch, player pitch, or a combination of the three.
"Buddies" assist players in the Challenger Division if needed. Otherwise, players are encouraged to field and bat on their own.
Lignos and Davis encourage parents and teenagers to volunteer for this new division of New Milford Little League.
To volunteer, an application and a national background check must be completed. Teenagers may become buddies, while parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, umpires, and other volunteer positions.
Registration for the Challenger Division is FREE.
For more information, or to register visit New Milford's Little League website by clicking here.