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About the Challenger League

The Challenger Division of Little League is a program for youth with physical and developmental challenges, helping them to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities. More than the skills of baseball learned through the experience, the value of the Little League Challenger Division is found in the proven therapeutic and socialization benefits of participating in sports, the strengthening of participants’ self-esteem, the opportunities to mainstream into other divisions of play, and the disciplines of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play, which are hallmarks of the Little League program. The Little League Challenger Division provides the framework so Little League programs may offer a structured, athletic activity for all youth in their communities. Playing with the same equipment on the same fields, Challenger Division participants have the opportunity to experience the joys of pulling together as a team, being cheered, and earning awards for their achievements.

Mason Challenger offers three divsion:  Minor League, Major League and our Senior League
Ages to play:  age 5 thru adult
Mason Challenger welcomes players for all over Southwest , OH.  This is not a Mason only program.

Check out the Mason Challenger League by watching some of the inspiring videos below!

Spring Season:  First weekend in May thru end of June/Early July.  Registration:  Nov- end of January.
Fall Clinics:  September:  Registration:   August free fall challenger clinic 2023.pdf
Winter Clinic:  December or January.  Registration:  3 weeks prior to date  2024 winter clinic.pdf

The ball fields are under construction
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Adaptive Ball Fields at Makino Park




SEE ATTACHED UPDATES
November 2023    Mason Challenger  newsleter update Nov 2023
September 2023        masonchallenger_quarterly update_sept 2023.pdf

The initial project estimate to build the two adaptive ballfields was $2.1 million. However, with the changes in the economy caused by the pandemic, the revised estimate was increased to $2.5 million. As of today,  the project from grants, matching funds from the City of Mason, as well as private grants and donations from local civic groups, the business community, and passionate citizens. We’re excited to round third and slide into home plate, with the remaining dollars needed for the project. These projects will help us pay for bleachers, two tiered benches for the dugouts and additional seating and furnishes.

On May 8, 2023, the City of Mason approved legislation authorizing contracts to begin construction of two adaptive ball fields at Makino Park. The Adaptive Ball Fields will mark phase II of this signature park, furthering the City of Mason’s mission of providing inclusive opportunities for children and adults of all ages.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on July 24, where city leaders, Mason Challenger athletes and their families, state and county representatives, and members of the community joined together to move the first shovels of dirt marking a year of successful fundraising.

The fields will include surfaces allowing athletes with mobility issues to easily navigate, dugouts allowing all teammates to gather, accessible restrooms, and so much more. Not only will athletes be able to play uninhibited, but the fields will allow their parents to kick back and enjoy a game of baseball knowing that their children are safe. 

The fields are scheduled to be open for the Mason Challenger League’s spring 2024 season.

 Check out our Facebook link below to see pictures of the construction progress.


Challenger Families!  We need a little more help to build our field of dreams.  
    
2024 is the year for Challenger athletes to get their field of dreams. We are making progress every day. Now we need your help and the help of the community. You are going to hear about lots of opportunities on our social media and website and through emails. If you can, please give or help us raise funds. Choose what works for your family!

Mason Challenger Adaptive Fields- Website  click here

Check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and please share our posts with your followers, encouraging them to share with theirs.

Facebook - www.facebook.com/MasonChallenger  Will be showing updated pictures of the construction side.

Instagram – @MYOchallenger

 Twitter - @MYOchallenger

If you have questions, leads on sponsors and want to get involved in our campaign contact:  Susan Murdock at [email protected]


 

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There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

Mason Challenger League Board

MASON CHALLENGER BOARD 

President - Susan Murdock

Vice President - Ryan Melvin

Secretary - Tammy Campbell

Director of Challenger teams - Steve Kelly

Director of Baseball Buddies and Adopt-A-Teams -Jodi Brandstetter

Challenger Sponsor Coordinator - Brad Hater

Training/Special Events Coordinator - Pam Wilcox

Director of Marketing and Public Relations - Jen Christmas

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Contact

Mason Youth Organization
PO Box 441 
Mason, Ohio 45040

Email: [email protected]

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