District 57 is please to announce the hosting of the 13th Annual Western Region Challenger Jamboree.
The Jamboree will take place in Dublin, California over the Memorial Day Weekend, 2017. A tentative schedule includes:
Saturday, May 27th - Opening Ceremonies, Baseball Games, BBQ Lunch, and other fun activities
CHALLENGER JAMBOREE BUDDY SIGNUPS
An integral part of the success of the Challenger Jamboree is the Challenger Buddy Program.
Challenger Buddies are generally youth Little League players, age 12 and older, who assist the Challenger players on the field by escort them to bases as needed, helping them with equipment, and providing encouragement and support. Those that have served as Buddies often say they feel they got more out of the event than they put in. It can be an extremely encouraging and enlightening time.
Volunteers are key to the success of any large event like the CA57 Challenger Jamboree. And what makes the Jamboree so rewarding is that the volunteers often say they got much more out of the event than they put in.
The Western Regional Challenger Jamboree would not happen without our generous donors and sponsors.
If you are interested in supporting this wonderful group of athletes and making this special weekend possible, please see our 2017 Challenger Jamboree Sponsorship Packet which includes the various sponsorship opportunities.
Little League Baseball® Bat Standard Will Change in 2018
If your player is looking for a new bat for the 2017 Season, please be aware of a new standard that will require new bats for the 2018 season.
This is across all divisions: Tee Ball, Minor, Major, Intermediate (50/70), and Junior League.
From Little League Baseball®:
Effective on January 1, 2018, Little League Baseball® will adhere to the new USABat standard. No bats previously approved for use in Little League Play (Junior League Baseball and below) will be permitted to be used in any Little League game or practice, or other Little League function, event, or activity.
What this means for local Little Leagues, and Little League baseball players in the Tee Ball through Junior League Divisions, as well as Little League Challenger Division®, is that all current Little League-approved bats can be used during the 2017 Little League regular season and throughout tournament play, but can no longer be used starting in 2018. All of Little League’s current bat regulations will remain in effect until December 31, 2017. Be aware that this new bat standard effects Little League Baseball only. There are no changes to the bat standard or regulations for Little League Softball®.