MOPC Volunteer Sports Group of the Year
Pictou County Challenger Baseball (Sports Group of the Year)
Pictou County Challenger Baseball is a program for persons with physical and or cognitive disabilities. Every year it sees a lot of athletes gain skills in baseball from running to hitting and everything in between. Its organizers say the most important thing is that they make lifelong friends and create lasting memories. In 2019, 18 athletes from Pictou County went to Toronto to participate in the Challenger Baseball National Jamboree and in total with families and friends, there was a group of 97. It also hosted a provincial jamboree in August 2019 and finished its season off with an awards banquet.
It is planning a challenger celebration day on Sept. 19 starting at 8:30am. More information can be found on its Facebook page Pictou County Challenger Baseball. Accepting the award from MOPC Warden Robert Parker, left, is Craig Murray and Trevor Kearley.