A Letter From the Co-Director of the Glen Oaks Little League Challenger Division
I wanted to share a story with you. We are the Glen Oaks Little League Challenger Division for Special Needs Children. Our division is located in Glen Oaks Queens and I would like to share how special our league is along with our children.
Our season has just started and we just completed our second game of the season. The Glen Oaks Little League Challenger Division for Special Needs Children are in our second season. Last year, 2011 we started our Challenger Division with 20 special needs children and this year, 2012 we tripled our numbers.
Just batting and hitting the ball, puts a smile on these children’s faces. Even in the field when they try to catch the ball and throw it to first base.
Our challenger division was able to create 6 teams this year. 4 pee wee challenger division teams and 2 farm challenger division team for the special needs children who are a little more skilled and had a better understanding of the game this year.
We also have a special family that is helping us fund our Glen Oaks Little League Challenger Division. The Steven J. Petillo Field of Dreams. Steven was a 9 year old little boy who passed away in a terrible car accident. Steven played on the Glen Oaks Little League Division and had so much passion for the game. He also had a lot of passion for helping out other children also who had trouble playing the game and helping out others in other areas as well. The Steven J. Petillo Field of Dreams is the Glen Oaks Little League Challenger Division little angel. Steven is giving these children to play baseball and is watching over them as they are having fun and really enjoying themselves.
I would like to share our story with all.
Jodi Aronoff – co-director of the Glen Oaks Little League Challenger Division