The Challenger League is a league for kids with mental and physical challenges. The league needs “buddies” to assist players during games. The Challenger League plays at Horner Park at 10am on Sundays starting in May.
Sundays are a busy time for many with baseball and other activities but if your son or daughter has a Sunday morning or two to spare this summer it is a worthwhile cause. The Challenger League prefers that buddies are at least 11 years old since some of the players present issues that may be tougher for younger kids.
If you are interested please see the documents that are on the WPPA web site under Association; Documents and Forms; Miscellaneous
The White Sox family outing this year will be a 7:10 pm game on Friday, May 23rd against the New York Yankees - and it’s a Fireworks Game! Which means there will be a fun and colorful display of loud explosions right after the game, win or lose. Kids love it and I do, too! For the second year in a row, we’ll have non-nose bleed seats in the lower outfield bleachers, where you can actually read the names on the outfielders’ jerseys. We’ll only have 200 tickets this year and they’re $35 apiece. Please visit the website soon, wppabaseball.com, to make your purchase(s).
More information will be forthcoming regarding the “Ricketts’ Tickets” raffle, too. In brief, for $10 you can purchase one or a cajillion raffle tickets to win four of Cubs’ Chairman Tom Ricketts’ box seats for a game in August or September. You’ll also have VIP access near the field during batting practice and get your picture taken before the game on the Cubs on deck circle. It’s like being an owner for a day without having to tussle with Alderman Tunney or the rooftop owners!
That’s all for now, WPPA Families and Friends. Please mark your calendars for the WPPA Season Opening Kickoff Party and Fundraiser on Sunday, April 27th from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. I guarantee it won’t snow that day.
WPPA Board of Directors – Fundraising Chair & Almanac Farmer