Auburn Little League's Challenger Division seeking more players

Eighth-graders also wanted as volunteers
By: Special to the Journal
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Auburn Little League's Challenger Division for children with disabilities is holding spring sign-ups Tuesday at Round Table Pizza on Elm Street from 5 to 6 p.m.

The season will start next Sunday and weekly practices and games are held on Sundays from 1-3 at Beggs field in Auburn.

Players from age 6 to 22 are welcome. There will be two teams, depending on age groups that sign up.

The division hopes to attract some new kids as well as its faithful following from the past.

The last game of the season will be held June 9 and will be followed by a team party and trophy/medal ceremony.

The cost is $40 but scholarships are available for anyone who has financial hardships.

“This is a fun experience for kids with any disability and it is a fun family event as well and we want to encourage one and all to participate,” said Wendy Dakin, a team mom. “We have extra gloves and bats, and each child will receive a T-shirt, hat and lots of hugs. Siblings or friends can be ‘buddies’ and will receive a T-shirt and medal.” Challenger also wants to encourage all eighth-graders who need community service credits to come out and fulfill this with the kids.

Registration forms will be available at Round Table on Tuesday, however, has all of the needed forms to download and print.

Parents will need to fill out medical release forms, registration form and scholarship forms if needed.

Forms can be mailed in forms to Wendy Dakin, P.O. Box 67, Auburn, CA, 95604 in lieu of coming to the meeting at Round Table.

“I look forward to seeing you all on the field!” Dakin said.

For more information, call 368-6211, email or visit