Challenger program for Special Needs Boys and Girls gears up for Monday

The Discovery (Challenger) Basketball Program for Special Needs Boys & Girls will be held at the Bristol Boys Club, 105 Laurel St., Bristol.
This program introduces the game of basketball to the players and teaches them various phases of the game as the child advances in their dribbling, passing and shooting of the basketball. This is a great opportunity for the children to participate in an organized program.
The program starts on Monday, Sept. 15 and ends on Monday, Dec. 15. The participants’ ages are 5 and up and are divided into appropriate age groups.
The final night of the season is a combination Christmas Party and Basketball Banquet. The basketball schedule is 6 to 7 p.m. for the younger players and 7 to 8 pm. for the older players.
The fee for this program is $20. Scholarships are available.
If you are interested, contact Dee Valerio-Matyka (Challenger Coordinator) at (860)584-1828.
Volunteers to buddy with the children also are needed.