2024 Challenger Jamboree at the Miracle Field
save the date : June 1, 2024!
Connecticut District 8 Little League is a hosting it’s very first Challenger Baseball Jamboree on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at the newly built Miracle Field in Vernon, CT. The all-day event is for participants of Little League who are engaged in the Challenger Division, which was founded in 1989 and is Little League’s adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and/or intellectual challenges. The participants of the Challenger program are often overlooked and our goal for Connecticut District 8 Little League (towns include: Windsor, East Windsor, Windsor Locks, Suffield, Enfield, Somers, Ellington, Tolland, Vernon/Rockville, South Windsor, and Manchester) is to give the participants of Challenger Baseball a place on the map.
Become a Sponsor of the Jamboree!
CT District 8 Little League is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and any donation is tax-deductable.
We are requesting that any donations are made prior to December 31, 2023. Donations can be made through our PayPal Account or by making a check out to CT District 8 Little League and mailed to 23 Dibble Hollow Lane, Windsor Locks, CT 06096. We understand that you may not be able to donate at our suggested levels; however any contribution will be helpful and greatly appreciated.
If you are a service provider such as a DJ, Face Painter, Food Truck, Yard Games Vendor and you would like to provide a service to our day, please reach out to Nick Dillon, Steve Woronecki, or Jeff Zyra (contact information found on our Contact Us page). Thank you so much for your time and consideration.
Invitation to 2024 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner for CT8
"A Miracle League Field provides opportunities for children with physical and cognitive challenges to participate in recreational activities in an accessible, nurturing, and non-competitive environment where families can come together to cultivate new friendships and experience the joy of play. The Miracle League Field in Vernon will have a synthetic short turf surface that is fully wheelchair accessible. Bases and pitching mounds are painted onto the surface so that there are no raised obstacles that you would find on a typical baseball field. The dugouts are enlarged to accommodate wheelchairs and other apparatus. The base path, pitching, and outfield fence distances are a bit shorter than a typical Little League field. The goal is to make this field appear as similar as possible to a typical LL field while allowing accessibility and safety for all."
-Passage quoted from The Miracle League of Northern Connecticut Website