Butler County Challenger Baseball is a league designed for children and young adults with special needs from ages 5 and up to learn and enjoy the American past time.
Challenger Baseball Leagues are affiliated with Little League Baseball and our league currently has over 100 players divided among 10 teams. The teams are categorized as either “Majors” or “Minors” based on level of skill, age, and competitiveness. We also have an adult league to allow our players to continue playing well into their adult years.
The purpose of Challenger baseball is to allow children and young adults with special needs the opportunity to experience the game of baseball. It also provides them the chance to feel the joy of teamwork and success that can be rare in the life of a special needs individual.
Each player is encouraged to participate in as much of the game as they are able, but they can also be teamed up with a “buddy” who helps them bat, run, field the ball and experience the game. Buddies are asked to let the player do all they can themselves but to be nearby to help when needed.
Since 1989, Butler County Challenger Baseball has offered individuals with developmental disabilities, from age 5 through adulthood, the chance to learn and experience the game of baseball while making new friends and being cheered on to greatness.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the age limit?
We accept players between the ages of 5 and older.
Who is accepted in this league?
The league is designed for mentally and physically handicapped children and young adults. Learning disability students should have an IEP in place.
Is this League for only Butler County Residents?
No. Even though we are named “Butler County” Challenger we accept kids from surrounding counties or states.
Where and when are games played?
Our complex is located just off of State Route 129, (the old Michael Fox Highway), and each team plays normally one game a week Monday through Friday. Occasionally there are two games a week.
When is registration open?
Players can register between the parent meeting in October and March 31st of each year. Registration is now OPEN for the 2018 season. Click HERE for more information about registration.
How much is the registration fee?
The 2017 registration fee is $50.00 per player.
How do I register my kid to play?
Is the Butler County Challenger Baseball complex smoke-free?
I’m looking to volunteer with Butler County Challenger Baseball, how do I get involved?
We value our volunteers and look for ways to help find a great spot within our organization for you to help. We have plenty of opportunities to get involved whether you want to help raise money for our league, become a Buddy to a player or simply help us maintain the fields and maintenance. Please check out our Volunteer page for more information.