Special to The Clinton Courier
Beginning in January, Clinton and metro-Jackson area residents of all mental and physical capacities will once again have the opportunity to shoot some hoops.
The Challenger League, a Clinton Department of Therapeutic Recreation program for those with mental and physical disabilities, has begun their basketball registration and will host their first practice on Monday, January 9, on the second-floor courts at the Baptist Healthplex in Clinton.
Challenger League programs are geared toward modifying and adapting to the individuals’ playing ability, while assisting with the development of physiological, psychological and social skills. The league was developed to provide an athletic environment with various skill levels so that individuals receive a challenge through games and practices. Each program consists of regular league play, modified rules and practice uniforms. Challenger League sports are open to all those ages six years and up.
“Individuals with disabilities are able to do the same things everyone else does, just differently,” said Chandra Broomfield, Clinton’s Director of Therapeutic Recreation. “We are always excited to have new players to join us, so please encourage your friends who haven’t been involved in the program to come play with us.”
The basketball league will play Monday nights, with the exception of holidays, for six weeks. The final night of the season will be Monday, February 27.
The cost to register is $20 per player and is due by December 2. Fees can be made via cash, check or money order and covers the cost of shirts, trophies and the end of season party that will be held after the final game.
Registration forms are available at the Therapeutic Recreation Department office at 111 Clinton Boulevard, or email CBroomfield@ClintonMS.org for the link to a printable form.
For more information, visit the Department of Therapeutic Recreation’s page at ClintonMS.org or call 601-924-6347.