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Published on October 14, 2017

Members of Watertown’s Most Unique Baseball League Visit Mt. Auburn Hospital

Watertown Challenger LeaguePictured at a visit to Mount Auburn Hospital: Back row, Joey Haggerty, (of Watertown), Jeanette Clough, CEO/President of Mount Auburn Hospital, Brenda Manning, board member at large and manager of the Challenger League (of Watertown), Julia Martin (of Watertown) and Wayne Martin (of Watertown). Front row is Maria Person (of Wakefield), Brian Manning (of Watertown) and Eric Manning, VP of Challenger Baseball (of Watertown).

Members of the Watertown Challengers League made a recent stop at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge to thank the hospital and CEO Jeanette Clough for their important sponsorship, the hospital announced.

The Watertown Challengers League is a division of Little League Baseball that gives youth ages 7-19 with special needs the opportunity to have fun and be a part of a team. Participation is free to each player and includes a uniform, jacket, trophies and an annual banquet thanks to local sponsors.

The team is run by Eric Manning (of Watertown), VP of the Watertown Challenger League and his wife Brenda Manning (of Watertown), board member at large and manager of the Watertown Challenger League. The Mannings joined the league five years ago as volunteer coaches aiding their son, Brian Manning (of Watertown) who has cerebral palsy.

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