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Jefferson Township offers its 12th season of the Special Needs Soccer Program

The Jefferson Township Recreation is accepting online registrations for the 12th Fall season of the Challenger Soccer Program for special needs children. Boys and girls age 5 to 18 (or the completion of high school) and young adults/adults ages 19 to 35  with physical or mental challenges are invited to join this program. Registration is open to township and non-township residents, and the participant can join at any time.

Scott Luker, a resident of Jefferson Township, will return to manage the league. The games will be played at Berkshire Valley Park located at 5534 Berkshire Valley Road (near Cozy Lake Road) in Milton/Oak Ridge with the first game taking place on Saturday September 14, 2019 at 10 am.

This program offers players the chance to participate in one of the most popular sports worldwide. Participants will play with the same equipment and by the same rules as in any soccer game with the exception that they have the option to use the “buddy” system for assistance. Every player on the roster plays in the game, and no score is kept. Once again, thanks to fundraising efforts, the registration fee (jersey, cap, and award) will be waived for this season. 

Volunteers are needed to play, manage, umpire, assistant coach, serve as a team parent, or become a “buddy” to a player.  For program questions, contact Scott Luker at 973-229-0864 or at slairforceone@optonline.net

Registration for this program is only online through Community Pass so log on to https://register.communitypass.net and sign in to your account or follow the prompts to set up your own personal account through the Jefferson Township community.  In either case, chose “2018-2019 Challenger Sports Programs” as your season and then go to “2019 Challenger Fall Soccer” to register.  As there is no fee to participate, there will be no amount due but you must go through the screens and click on “Finish”.   

If you experience difficulty in registering online, log on to www.jeffersontownhip.net, click on the “Form Center” link on the left side of the home page, and scroll down to the Recreation Department to find Community Pass Online Registration Instructions” with step-by-step directions.  If you still need assistance, please contact the Recreation office at 973-663-8404 x4 or cpunturieri@jeffersontownship.net for assistance. 

 

           

If you experience difficulty in registering online, you can log on to www.jeffersontownhip.net, click on the “Form Center” link on the left side of the home page, and scroll down to the Recreation Department to find “Community Pass Online Registration Instructions” with step-by-step directions.  If you still need assistance, please contact the Recreation office at 973-663-8404 x4 or cpunturieri@jeffersontownship.net for assistance. 

            BE PART OF THIS OPPORTUNITY AS A “BUDDY” TO A PLAYER!

            The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League Baseball to enable boys and girls with physical and mental disabilities to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide.  Boys and girls ages 5 - 18 (or the completion of high school) with physical or mental challenges are invited to participate.  Scott Luker, a resident of Jefferson Township, will return as director of the league.   

            Over the years, The Challenger Division has removed the barriers that keep children off the baseball field and being treated just like all the other kids.  Players have the opportunity to participate in Tee Ball, Coach-Pitch, or Player-Pitch levels with the option to use the “buddy” system for assistance on the field.  Players wear the same uniforms and use the same equipment as other Little Leaguers, every player on the roster plays the entire game, and no score is kept. In addition, the program has been proven therapeutic, strengthens self-esteem, encourages teamwork and sportsmanship, and provides a new avenue of socialization. 

            For information about Jefferson’s league contact Mr.  Luker at 973-270-8356 or e-mail him at airforceonenjllc@gmail.com You can also call the Jefferson Township Recreation office at 973-663-8404.


       

 
           
 


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