Challenger Baseball World Series at Frontier Field


Published 06/13 2014 02:41PM

Updated 06/13 2014 02:53PM

The 22nd annual Challenger Baseball World Series will be held Saturday, June 14 at Frontier Field in Rochester.

Webster's Challenger Baseball coach Ron Kampff discussed the event Friday on News 8 at Sunrise.

Challenger Baseball is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 18 who are mentally and/or physically challenged.  Each players gets the opportunity to bat, circles the bases and cross home plate to score a run.

This year's World Series will feature over 280 players on teams across the Rochester region.  A group of 500 volunteers are committed to making the day special for every participant and their family.  Admission is free at Frontier Field and this is Saturday's schedule:

8:30 Fairport vs. Greece
9:30 Penfield vs. Pittsford
10:30 Webster (minor league) vs. Westside
11:15 Webster (major league) vs. Victor/Finger Lakes

Kampff is also focused on building a special field for his Challenger team in Webster.  The Webster Miracle Field would be made of a rubberized turf that's easier for wheelchairs and safe for the kids.  Kampff is currently in the grant writing/fundraising process to complete the Webster Miracle Field.  To learn more and contribute to the Webster Miracle Field, click here.

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