District 63 is offering Challengers baseball at the following local leagues:
Carpinteria Valley Little League
Montalvo Little League
Please reach out to these leagues and/or District 63 @ www.cad63llb.org for more information or any questions.
For over a decade, Dos Pueblos Little League has chartered the region’s first and only Little League program designed specifically for children with special needs, so that boys and girls of all abilities would be able to play baseball.
This fall, the all-volunteer DPLL Board of Directors was asked by CA District 63 to not charter a Challenger Division for the 2020 season. The action was taken to address several Little League compliance issues that emerged specifically in the Challengers program and put the entire league charter at risk (allowing unregistered players to participate, repeated violations of Little League safety rules, harassment of DPLL volunteers, Little League trademark infringement and unauthorized use of the DPLL name to raise funds for a third party). Since many issues remained unresolved going into the 2020 season, DPLL put the program on hiatus pending a comprehensive restructuring of the program and recruitment of new volunteers.
DPLL has committed to the following:
1. DPLL intends to bring back a restructured and fully compliant Little League Challenger program for the 2021 season.
2. For the 2020 season, District 63 invited all local Challenger players to participate in one of their other District Challenger programs offered at Carpinteria Valley Little League or Montalvo Little League.
3. All funds that have been raised through DPLL and earmarked for the DPLL Challenger program remain intact and continue to be earmarked for the return of the new DPLL Challenger division.
Dos Pueblos Little League, an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization still has the same goal of creating opportunities for all kids to play baseball and will continue to pursue that goal in a way that provides a safe and compliant baseball environment for all of their participants. DPLL acknowledges and understands how much the program means to the community and is asking for some patience as we work towards that goal.