Welcome to the challenger baseball vitual winter jamboree!

This winter, with the help of the Toronto Blue Jays, Challenger Baseball athletes from across the country can connect and TRAIN LIKE A BLUE JAY at the very first virtual Challenger Baseball Winter Jamboree on Saturday, February 6th from 12:00pm – 3:30pm EST! Challenger Baseball is an adaptive baseball program for athletes with disabilities from coast to coast. Whether you are a long-time Challenger Baseball athlete, or new to the Challenger Baseball world – you are all invited! Continue below to register for this exciting event!

WHO CAN REGISTER FOR THE VIRTUAL WINTER JAMBOREE?

The Challenger Baseball Winter Jamboree is open to all existing Challenger Baseball families along with any other individuals in Canada living with a cognitive and/or physical disability! This event is inclusive to athletes of all ages and abilities! We will be including modifications, adaptations, and accessibility options (ASL, closed captioning, translation etc.) throughout the event to ensure that everyone is set up for success!

If you have not done so already, you can register for our Challenger Baseball Winter Jamboree prior to Wednesday, January 27th 2021 at 4:00pm (EST) here: : https://forms.gle/uowC9sxKV792Lzt58

FAQ

HOW WILL THE WINTER JAMBOREE WORK?

There will be 5 INNINGS athletes and their families have the option to participate throughout the day via ZOOM (you can choose which sessions you'd like to attend in the registration below - it's up to your family to decide how many of you attend!)

Closer to the Jamboree, your family will receive more information to frontload your athlete(s) with everything they need to feel celebrated and successful throughout the day!

WHAT WILL MY ATHLETE RECEIVE?

Each registrant will receive an official Challenger Baseball Winter Jamboree Package! We cannot guarantee that all registration packages will arrive before the day of the event. Please register prior to January 27th to secure a registration package for your athlete(s). Registration will close on January 27th @ 4:00pm EST. Please note, registration package(s) will ONLY be sent for the Challenger Baseball athlete(s) registered.

CAN MY WHOLE FAMILY PARTICIPATE?

YES! We encourage the whole family to participate in the Winter Jamboree! It will be an exciting day you'll surely not want to miss!

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THE CHALLENGER BASEBALL WINTER JAMBOREE?

  1. Connect new and returning Challenger Baseball athletes and families from across Canada
  2. Celebrate Challenger Baseball athletes and programs
  3. Engage Challenger Baseball athletes & spark excitement for the program and the baseball season during this extraordinary time
  4. Introduce new athletes and families to the magic of Challenger Baseball!
  5. Bring the "Big League Experience" to the homes of each Challenger Baseball athlete across Canada

WHAT IS CHALLENGER BASEBALL?

Challenger Baseball is an adaptive baseball program designed specifically to empower children, youth and adults living with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. The program is designed to teach these children, youth and adults the core life-skills inherent to baseball, including: teamwork, communication, determination, resiliency, inclusion, leadership and courage. This unique partnership between Baseball Canada, Little League Canada, Little League International and Jays Care Foundation is creating opportunities for more children, youth and adults all across Canada to play and grow through the power of baseball.

To find out more about a Challenger Baseball program near you, please e-mail Ahsan Musavi at Ahsan.Musavi@bluejays.com

To sign your athlete up for the Challenger Baseball Winter Jamboree, please fill out the form below.

If you have any questions regarding the registration, please contact Ahsan Musavi at Ahsan.Musavi@bluejays.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Meghan and the Inclusive Programs team