Registration is now open for Little League Challenger Division this season. The Challenger Division is for those with special needs, including physical, mental, and intellectual disabilities. Regina Wagoner, with Lakes of the Four Seasons/ Winfield Challengers told us on Region Newsmakers that there are many Region communities that offer a Challenger Division including DeMotte, Lowell, Valparaiso, Schererville, Dyer (Tri-town), Portage, Merrillville, Munster, and Lakes of the Four Seasons/Winfield.
Registration is open to those interested at each division’s websites and also by calling each team’s manager.
Jeremy Rayner 219-688-6859
Regina Wagoner 219-306-0197
Mario Auguano 219-765-9595
Teresa Parker 219-613-7284
Alex Saltanovitz 219-218-2281
Cheryl Majchrowicz 219-688-5761
Lori Pickett-Myers 815-651-0213
Lisa Hutton 219-462-5144 ext 6310
Wagoner says they also need volunteers to help players hit, pitch, run and just to cheer on the players. Volunteers will receive a schedule with the number of hours available each week, and can also receive a letter of confirmed hours that can be beneficial to college applications and job applications. Wagoner says the divisions offer accommodations depending on the needs of the player. Some of these accommodations include beeping ball, sensory processing items, wheelchair accessible, and task completers.
You can hear our full Region Newsmakers interview with Regina Wagoner here at our website.