Amy Green: Everyone Should Play Baseball
Challenger Baseball League/littleleague
Local Oregon resident Amy Green reached out to John Canzano via email in regard to an issue that’s near and dear to her heart; the Challenger Baseball League. Green joined Canzano today on The Bald Faced Truth to talk about this incredible and inspirational branch of Little League Baseball.
Often times, those with disabilities are left on the sidelines of life waiting for their shot at doing something that others perceive as normal. The Challenger Baseball League
(which is co-ed), aims to let those children with disabilities take part in the great American pastime of baseball with leagues available throughout the country.
Amy Green is a proud parent of a son who is a member of the Oregon District 4 Challenger league
. Green said, “For the past three years our family has been involved in an organization called the Challenger baseball league. This league provides an opportunity for any school aged kid (ages 4-21) with any physical or mental disability to play the all American game of baseball.”
Green described what a typical Challenger league game looks like as well, “If you were to come to a game you would see kids who have walkers, kids who are in wheel chairs, motorized scooters, you would even see kids who you wouldn’t expect to have disabilities just by looking at them.”
Green’s main goal is to build awareness and spread the word to those with special needs children, that this league is a great option for them to participate in a physical activity while letting kids have a normal experience, “Everybody’s invited [to our games], anybody; regardless of having disabilities or not. They [the games] are truly fun. Its fun just watching these kids go out there and have the joy of playing. “
The Oregon District 4 Challenger League will have its annual jamboree at Alpenrose Dairy
on May 25, 2013.
Call (503) 998-4896 to contact Dan about the Oregon District 4 Challenger League
Click below to hear the incredibly touching interview with Amy Green.