BOMBERS PLAYERS DONATE TIME TO HELP OTHERS PLAY BASEBALL
Many current and former Bombers players donate their time to help those with special needs play baseball over spring weekends as part of the Challenger League. The Challenger League was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 5-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide.
The only way the league can function is with volunteers to help the kids participate in a meaningful way by leading by example and encouraging functional play. These helpers, many of them Bombers players, are called buddies. The buddies assist the Challenger players on the field but whenever possible, encourage the players to bat and make plays themselves. However, the buddy is always nearby to help when needed.
For those Parents familiar with the Bombers program, they surely know both owners are parents with special needs children. We also understand the demanding schedule we place on all our players. It is then understandable that our players giving of their limited time in an event that gives these children a chance to enjoy the sport we are passionate about makes us proud those players represent the Bombers at such a worth while event.