What is Challenger Baseball?
Challenger Baseball is an adaptive baseball program specifically designed to empower
children, youth and adults living with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. The
program is designed to teach its athletes the core life skills inherent to baseball,
including teamwork, communication, determination, resiliency, inclusion, support and
courage. Challenger Baseball ensures every athlete has the opportunity to play in a
fun and safe environment where they learn to become more independent, build
confidence and self-esteem, improve their communication skills and set and achieve
their own personal goals.
Who can play Challenger Baseball?
To be eligible to participate in Challenger Baseball, participants must have a physical
disability, intellectual disability, cognitive delay or developmental disability.
Players can be registered on the Etobicoke Baseball Association (“EBA”) website by clicking/tappinghere.
Player registration includes a baseball jersey and cap.
We’re Looking for Volunteers!
• Volunteers are assigned (one-on-one, where possible) to each participant
• Assist the Challenger players with their involvement in the game
• Assist players in how to hold the bat and swing, pushing wheelchairs around the
base path, and providing protection from batted balls.
• These are just a few of the ways the volunteers offer a better experience for the
Challenger Baseball participants.
Volunteers under 18 will be required to submit a completed and signed consent form prior to their first night of
volunteering. Click here for the form.
Schedule (All games start at 6:15 pm)
Game#1: Friday, June 2
Game#2: Friday, June 9
Game#3: Friday, June 16
Game#4: Friday, June 23
Game#5: Thursday, June 29
Game#6: Friday, July 7
Game#7: Friday, July 14
Game#8: Friday July 21
Game#9: Friday, July 28
Game#1:0 Friday, August 4 (Trophies and Pizza)
All games will be played at Queensway Park – South Diamond (8 Avon Park Dr. Toronto)
Click here for map.