Registration opens for Challenger soccer program

Oak Ridge. Jefferson Township is offering the 12th season of the special needs soccer program

04 Sep 2019 | 03:14

    The Jefferson Township Recreation is accepting online registrations for the 12th Fall season of the Challenger Soccer Program for special needs children. Boys and girls age 5 to 18 (or the completion of high school) and young adults/adults ages 19 to 35 with physical or mental challenges are invited to join this program.

    Registration is open to township and non-township residents, and the participant can join at any time.

    Scott Luker, a resident of Jefferson Township, will return to manage the league. The games will be played at Berkshire Valley Park located at 5534 Berkshire Valley Road in Milton/Oak Ridge with the first game taking place on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at 10 a.m.

    This program offers players the chance to participate in one of the most popular sports worldwide. Participants will play with the same equipment and by the same rules as in any soccer 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. Once again, thanks to fundraising efforts, the registration fee (jersey, cap, and award) will be waived for this season.

    Volunteers are needed to play, manage, umpire, assistant coach, serve as a team parent, or become a “buddy” to a player. For program questions, contact Scott Luker at 973-229-0864 or at

    Registration for this program is only online through Community Pass so log on to and sign in to your account or follow the prompts to set up your own personal account through the Jefferson Township community.