Be a Challenger League “buddy”

WMLL offers baseball for boys & girls with physical & mental disabilities through the Challenger League program.  Every Challenger League player is paired with an able-bodied “buddy”, usually WMLL baseball & softball players.

Buddies provide encouragement & assistance as needed on the field, at bat & in the dugout.  The use of volunteer buddies allows the parents of Challenger League players to sit in the stands, watch the game and cheer on the players.

The 2019 season begins on August 31 & runs for five weeks, ending on September 28 if there are no rainouts.  All games are for 1.5 hours on Saturday mornings at the WMLL Major Field.  There is a practice game on August 23, before which buddies & players will meet one another.

If you are at least 11 years-old & are interested in being a Challenger League buddy, please email Challenger League Coordinator Randy Norton at by August 1 – include your name, email, home phone & cell phone.

Buddies who can be available for ALL Challenger League games are preferred, as players really count on having their buddy present.  If you can’t make every game, please note that when you email Hope.  WMLL does keep a list of substitute buddies on hand for emergencies.

Click HERE for more information about WMLL’s Challenger League.