Registration will begin May 1st, 2013
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On Saturday, June 15, 2013 Rockaway Boro Little League (RBLL) will be hosting the Morris County Challenger League. The Challenger League is a baseball league for disabled children. It was established in 1986, by Williamsport Little League. Bergen and Union counties in New Jersey had instituted their Challenger League programs since 1989. The Morris County Challenger Little League was established in 1999. The dedicated volunteers create a positive environment for the children who are in need of this program. The majority of the participants are from Morris County, and a few from the neighboring counties.
We need 40 RBLL players to volunteer to come on the field and partner up with a Challenger League player and be their “buddies” for the game. The role of buddies is to help facilitate the game of baseball in a fun, interactive, and helpful way.
Four challenger teams will play each other at 2:00. 40 buddies will assist the Challenger players play a tee-ball style game.
At 4:00, two competition Challenger League teams will play two teams of buddies. The buddies will play by fun rules designed to help our players feel or experience what if may be like to play through physical challenges.
At the end of the day I’m not sure who gets more out of it. But be prepared to be inspired, the Challenger players come to play. And our players are hardwired for empathy; they just need an opportunity to experience it.
The role of buddy is open to the first 40, current Rockaway Boro Little League player’s 8 years old and up.
We also need 30 adult volunteers to ensure all of our guests and RBLL players have a great day.