The Saratoga Springs Little League celebrates 5 years of the Challenger Division at the annual Challenger Night game “Under the Lights” this Friday, August 21 at 7:30pm at the West Side Major Field. The Challenger Division is the Saratoga Springs Little League’s adaptive baseball program giving everyone in our community access to join in and play baseball.
We tip our caps to everyone who has had a role in developing and nurturing this program over the years, especially Derrick Legall, Rob Kelly and the SSLL Board. Coach Walter Thompson and Coach Paul Herbert have been instrumental in making this program what it is today and we appreciate their time and devotion to the players and families over the past 5 years.
Unfortunately we will not have the crowd we usually have each year at the game so we will try and capture highlights and pictures on our Facebook page so everyone can cheer on these athletes. Keep an eye out for a headline story on this event in the Saratoga Today Newspaper this week!
Agenda for the evening:
6:45pm – players arrive for pre-game warmups
Announcer: Chris Schroeder begins pre-game announcements from the booth
7pm – Jacket Ceremony
7:10pm – 5 yrs of Service to Challenger Div plaque to Coaches Paul Hebert and Walter Thompson
7:15pm – Introduction of Challenger Players
7:30pm – National Anthem (Regan Perella)
7:35pm – Ceremonial First Pitch (Darlene King)
7:45pm – Game Begins
8:30pm – Game Ends, Game Balls awarded, Challenger cheer
Ice cream donated by Stewart’s to be scooped to fans and players during/after the game!