Astor LL Challenger Division Opening Day

Astor Little League president Ed Clark (l) and Senior league coordinator Victor Chevere (r) taught first time tee ball player Marcel batting techniques.
Photo by Laura Stone

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, Astor Little League’s Challenger Division’s opening day ceremony was on Sunday, April 28 at its 2701 Bruner Avenue ball field. Astor Little League Challenger Division allows children with special needs like autism the opportunity to learn how to play baseball.

Members of the Orioles team receive playing tips from their team coach.
Photo by Laura Stone

First time tee ball player Hunter Pena of the Orioles, got some batting advice from team coach Luis Pena.
Photo by Laura Stone

Four to 6-year-old tee ball players from teams Orioles, Tigers and Angels with league president Ed Clark (l) and senior league coordinator Victor Chevere.
Photo by Laura Stone

Elijah Quintana (l), Blue Lightning Challenger Senior Division first baseman, with Andrew Quezada, Red Phantoms Challenger Senior Division, who made it to first base.
Photo by Laura Stone

Players and coaches from the Challenger Junior and Senior Divisions of the Astor Little League, an inclusive team welcoming players ages 5-21 with special needs. Teams include Senior Division teams Red Phantoms and Blue Lightning and Junior Division teams Orange Tomcats, Purple Panthers and Yellow Jackets.
Photo by Laura Stone

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