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Monday, October 1, 2018

Sport Fund Success Story

Antigonish Challenger Baseball

Nova Scotia Challenger Baseball started in 2014 with the goal of providing children and youth with disabilities the opportunity to play organized sport. When the program launched, just 40 athletes and 40 buddies from five communities participated. Today, the sport is in nine districts in Nova Scotia with 250 players and more than 450 buddies participating.

“We all know the benefits of sport. Just because a child uses a wheelchair, prosthetic or walker or just because a child has been diagnosed with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc. does not mean that they do not want to participate in sport. It just means that we may need to adapt the sport to allow for participation and success” said Antigonish Challenger Baseball Coordinator, Randy Crouse.

Sport Fund provided Antigonish Challenger Baseball with the necessary resources to allow them to spend less time on fundraising and more time on program development, promotion, and growth. The money was allocated to purchasing new equipment, training new coaches and expanding the caliber of their programs.

Sport Fund supports the growth of sport at the community level by relieving the financial stress associated with start-up costs and equipment. To learn more about how Sport Fund can help your organization, click here.


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