The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 2019-2020 winter season of its successful Challenger Basketball and Gym Activities program for special needs children.  Boys and girls age 5 – 18 (or the completion of high school) and young adults 19 to 35 with physical or mental challenges are invited to join this program.  Tom DeVries, a resident of Jefferson Township, will manage the league.

The activities will begin in the White Rock Elementary School’s Lower Gym, 2 Francine Place, Milton/Oak Ridge on Saturday, December 14 from 10:30 to 12:30 pm and continue on Saturdays until February 20; however, the program will not meet on December 21 and 28.

Starting on Tuesday, January 7, the program will also run every Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at Cozy Lake School, 205 Cozy Lake Road, Milton/Oak Ridge and continue until February 25.

This program offers players the chance to participate in one of the most popular sports worldwide – basketball.  Participants will play with the same equipment and by the same rules as in any basketball game with the exception that they have the option to use the “buddy” system for assistance.  Every player on the roster plays in the game, and no score is kept.  Thanks to fundraising efforts by the Challenger League’s parent group led by Scott Luker, the normal registration fee for this program will be waived for the seventh consecutive year.

Registration is online through Community Pass ( Select 2018-19 Challenger Sports Programs. Thanks to fundraising efforts by the Challenger League’s parent group, led by Scott Luker, the normal registration fee for this program is waived for the seventh consecutive season; therefore, no amount will be due.

For assistance, visit Click on the Form Center link on the left side of the home page and scroll down to the Recreation Department’s Community Pass Online Registration Instructions with step-by-step directions. For additional questions, contact the Recreation office at 973-663-8404 x4 or

Program questions or concerns may be directed to DeVries at 973-208-7762 or, the Recreation Department at 973-663-8404 x4, or



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