Challenger Division Game Highlight of Medford Invitational Baseball Tournament
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon athletes, volunteers, and spectators came together at Bruce Field in Malden to help children with physical and mental disabilities enjoy America’s favorite pastime. The annual Challenger Day is a highlight of the two week long Medford Invitational Tournament, a competition among Little League all-stars from several local communities.
The athletes take the field.
Many dedicated volunteers, some of whom are pictured above during the National Anthem, make the MIT a success each year.
Medford residents Bill and Lauren O’Keefe with sons Liam and Devlin (11-year-old twins), Riley (8), and Colin (4).
Some of the athletes gathered at home plate before the game.
The Malden Police Honor Guard.
A Challenger athlete heads to line up with his teammates before the game.
Several well-known mascots were at the game to entertain the crowd, including Blades the Bear, Pat the Patriot, and Wally the Green Monster.
An athlete keeps her eyes on the ball.