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Registration has started for players and volunteers in the Weston Little League’s Challenger Division, an adaptive baseball program for area boys and girls with physical and mental challenges. The youngsters will receive a hat, team jersey, trophy, and certificate of participation. Depending on the player’s ability, a volunteer “Buddy’’ will assist during games. Registration costs $20, and the program is open to ages 5 to 18, and up to age 22 if enrolled in high school. Challenger games last about one hour, and every child gets to participate. “Most towns do not have a Challenger program,” volunteer Amy Rutkowski said. “You can be from any town. You’re welcome to play with us. The whole idea is we have Buddies like myself or another child who’s with a child with special needs, so that the parents can just sit and cheer and watch their child have fun.” Games are scheduled for Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on May 3, 10, 17, 31, and June 7 at Burchard Park on Concord Road. Volunteers are also needed for a statewide tournament, the Challenger Jamboree, that Weston Little League hopes to hold June 8. To register to play or volunteer to be a Buddy, visit www.westonbaseball.com . Contact Ann Delduchetto, the program’s director, at challenger@westonbaseball.com for more information.

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