Antigonish Challenger Baseball
Antigonish Challenger Baseball is an adaptive program that provides an opportunity for children and youth with cognitive, sensory and/or physical disabilities to enjoy the full benefits of participating in organized baseball at a level structured to their abilities.
- To provide opportunities for children and youth with disabilities to play organized baseball.
- To provide experiences that enhance the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families.
- To empower children and youth with disabilities through baseball and physical activity.
- To teach children and youth with disabilities the core life skills inherent to baseball, including teamwork, communication, independence, confidence, self-esteem and social skills.
- To provide opportunities for children and youth with disabilities to make new friends, meet other children and families in the community and become part of a team.
- To provide the basis of physical literacy to allow children and youth with disabilities to continue with baseball, sports and physical activity into adulthood.
- A buddy is a volunteer that assists a Challenger Baseball player.
- A buddy is someone that desires to help children and youth with cognitive and/or physical disabilities enjoy baseball in a recreational/non-competitive environment.
- A buddy is prepared to commit regularly to be at the Challenger Baseball games.
- A buddy helps create a safe environment and provides a mentoring role.
- A buddy helps participants with catching, throwing, batting, fielding and getting around the bases.
- A buddy is a friend that the player can rely on for assistance during their time together.
- A buddy assists but also lets the players do as much as they can on their own.