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Lub­bock Chal­lenger Lit­tle League Field

Lub­bock Chal­lenger Lit­tle League is a very unique base­ball pro­gram designed exclu­sively for chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to pro­vid­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for chal­lenged chil­dren — either phys­i­cally or men­tally — across the South Plains to play base­ball with their friends, loved ones and car­ing com­mu­nity members.

Each sea­son, play­ers receive team caps and jer­seys rep­re­sent­ing actual Major League Base­ball teams. The sea­son typ­i­cally begins in April and ends near the end of June. All games are played on a spe­cial field in McAl­is­ter Park located at Mil­wau­kee Avenue and the Marsh Sharp Free­way. The field fea­tures a syn­thetic infield with all lines and bases painted on to accom­mo­date play­ers who require wheel­chairs, walk­ers or crutches. Reg­is­tra­tion for each sea­son is usu­ally held in Feb­ru­ary; how­ever, we have the abil­ity to place late reg­is­tra­tions on teams through­out the season.

Each player has a “buddy” who assists them with field­ing, throw­ing, bat­ting and run­ning the bases. Each player receives as much or as lit­tle help as needed to play the game.

Lub­bock Chal­lenger Lit­tle League is a fun league that is open to all chil­dren age 5 through 18 (or still enrolled in school), regard­less of their phys­i­cal or men­tal chal­lenges. No score is kept and bat­ters earns a home run with each at bat. All games are over­seen by coaches, league offi­cials and umpires. Cost is only $10 per sea­son, but no child is turned away. We have schol­ar­ships avail­able to cover the fee for those who are unable to pay.

Lub­bock Chal­lenger Lit­tle League Gar­ners National Recog­ni­tion. Click here to watch the video.

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