Players and Community Invited to Challenger Softball League Games
The Mahaska County YMCA and Imagine the Possibilities have once again partnered to bring a Challenger Softball League to the Mahaska Community. With games starting soon, players are encouraged to sign-up and play, and the community is encouraged to come watch the games.
“Challenger Softball,” said Mahaska County YMCA Youth Program Director Emily Macki, “allow individuals with any disability the opportunity to be part of a softball team. It allows for socialization with peers in a fun atmosphere where they can participate in one of America’s favorite pastimes, softball.”
The softball games will be held Tuesday evenings beginning September 20 and continuing on September 27, October 4, October 11 and October 18. All games will take place at the 5-Plex softball fields at the Lacey Recreation Complex. They will begin at 6 p.m. There is no cost to attend or to play.
People with disabilities who are age 14 and older can participate. Players are encouraged to bring their own softball gear, if available, and are asked to wear athletic clothes. The Y will provide bats, helmets and water. Players can register on game day or in advance by calling the YMCA.
Imagine the Possibilities is a private, non-profit corporation that provides services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Part of the Y’s mission is to nurture potential and strengthen community. Both organizations see the Challenger Softball League partnership as a win-win for all involved. Neither organization could specify the number of years this special partnership has been in existence, but both organizations believe it provides a very special and positive experience to all involved.
For more information, contact Macki at the YMCA, 641.673.8411.