Visit with the Special Education Department of your Local School District
Contacting your local Special Education Department is a great first step to recruiting new players for the Challenger Division. Many departments will be willing to let you briefly present the ins and outs of the Challenger Division to the special education instructors in the district. The Challenger Division can be described as “adaptive baseball” for children with special needs. It can also be emphasized that the Challenger Division gives every child the opportunity to participate in baseball regardless of ability or limitations. It is important for the school district officials to understand the purpose and nature of the Challenger Division before asking them to promote the program.
Once you have had the opportunity to meet with school officials, ask them if they would be willing to send home information about your Challenger Division, as well as information about sign-ups in newsletters that are sent home to parents. This will provide the league with an effective and inexpensive way to reach your target audience.