NOTE: Because rain is forecast for the original date, Challenger Day is being moved to Oct. 17, the rain date. Other aspects of the event will remain the same.
Henrico, Va. Oct. 15, 2019 – Students from 23 Henrico County elementary schools will take to the baseball field Oct. 17 and learn how to field, hit and run the bases. The students will take part in Challenger Day, an annual event that introduces students with significant disabilities to the fundamentals of baseball. The students will also enjoy games, crafts, therapy dogs, roaming mascots and a picnic lunch. More than 370 students are expected to attend, and volunteers – many from Capital One – will be on hand to work with the students in grades K-5 and their teachers.
Challenger Day is an offshoot of the Challenger Division of Little League Baseball, a league for children with cognitive and physical disabilities. The program helps provide participants with many of the benefits of athletic competition: exercise, socialization, teamwork, sportsmanship and self-esteem.
The event is a collaboration of the Henrico Education Foundation, Capital One, I Have a Dream Foundation – Richmond, the Henrico County Department of Recreation and Parks, Henrico County Public Schools, Tuckahoe Sports and Tuckahoe Little League.
Members of the media are invited to attend.
Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Tuckahoe Park Baseball Complex
2400 Little League Drive
Henrico, Va. 23233
For more information, contact the Henrico Education Foundation at 804-652-3869.