St. Brendan was excited to have been chosen to participate in this year’s Baseball Challenger in Schools Jamboree, presented by Sobeys, and partnered with Jays Care Foundation.
St. Brendan is a trained Challenger Baseball school. This program provides an opportunity for children and youth with cognitive and/or physical disabilities to enjoy the full benefits of participating in baseball at a level structured to their abilities. It also aims to teach children and youth the core life skills inherent to baseball, including teamwork, communication, determination, resiliency, inclusion, independence, confidence, self-esteem, social skills and courage.
The Jamboree is a day to celebrate all of the athletes who have been participating in Challenger Baseball in their schools so far this year! It was held at the Rogers Centre on the field, on Friday, April 26th. Students moved through various modified skills and drills before playing
a game of baseball on the same field as the Toronto Blue Jays. A fun time was had by all!
Below is further information about Challenger Baseball @ SBN:
On Thursday, April 28, St. Brendan students wore blue and white to acknowledge the Toronto Blue Jays home opener and our participation in the Challenger Baseball Program. Several of St. Brendan’s staff were trained this year to lead the program which provides children of all abilities to be successful (inclusive) in physical education activities. As participants in the Challenger baseball training, St. Brendan received $1000 worth of baseball equipment. Students and staff have been completing the challenges and soon are going to apply to get free hats and T-shirts for some of our students(for completing 10+ challenges)! Let’s Go Gryphons! Let’s Go!