Peterborough Challenger Special Needs Baseball Making Dreams Come True For Players With Help Of Jays Care Foundation & More

Peterborough Challenger Baseball, a local special needs baseball team, provides an opportunity for children, youth and adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities to enjoy the full benefits of participating in baseball at a level structured to their abilities. Locally, they have divisions for junior, intermediate and senior levels of play.

Earlier this year, Peterborough Challenger Baseball was invited to play in a Challenger Baseball game at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA against a team from Malden, Mass. this summer.


Seventeen players and buddies were selected, and with the help of individuals and many businesses and organizations in and around Peterborough, in four months they were able to raise $25,000 in order to take these players and their families to Pennsylvania from August 22nd to August 25th.

Among those who stepped up in support was the Jays Care Foundation, who not only provided a monetary donation towards the cost of the bus but also provided full uniforms for the players and buddies including jerseys, pants, socks, and belts.

Recently, the whole team got to go a game through the Jays Care Foundation and even made it onto the Jumbroton.

The players and their families are beginning preparations to depart to Pennsylvania for a game that will not only represent Peterborough, but also Canada at the Little League World Series.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many of the players to play on a stage like this, and for their families to be there watching this moment.

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