University City Little League Challenger Program


Little League's fastest growing division---The Challenger Division--- provides boys and girls with disabilities the opportunity to experience the emotional development and the fun of playing Little League Baseball. This groundbreaking program enables every child the opportunity to participate in a structured athletic program --- regardless of their ability.

University City Little League is once again proud to offer the Challenger Division program to youngsters with disabilities. Participants will be able to enjoy the sport of baseball in a fun, safe, and friendly environment. The Challenger division also helps to establish strong bonds of friendship and understanding between Little Leaguers from other divisions and Challenger children in an atmosphere of sharing and caring. In Challenger games, "buddies" help their challenged partners by acting as guides for blind children or pushing wheelchair-bound children around the basepaths. This interaction has proven to be a positive experience for all the children involved as Challenger players enjoy the thrill of participation and their "buddies" experience first-hand, the challenges these children face in their daily lives.

The Challenger Division is Little League's way of providing new opportunities for children with disabilities so that everyone can get into the game. Children from the ages of 5 to 18 are welcome to participate.

Other San Diego Area Leagues Offering Challenger Little League Baseball Programs

District 32
District 33
La Mesa National Little League
District 41
El Cajon Western Little League
District 42
South Bay Little League

For more information about the Challenger Little League program in your area, please contact Glenn Castan, District 32 Challenger Administrator at (858) 457-1245. For a brochure on the Challenger program, click here.