Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Medford Invitational Tournament (MIT) Challenger League was unable to hold their annual baseball tournament at Bruce Field in Malden. Mayor Gary Christenson and MIT President and CEO Ron Giovino met up last Sunday to greet the Challenger athletes in a drive-by hello and to hand them out special MIT face masks for school.
The annual event provides children and teens with mental and physical challenges a fun celebration beginning with opening ceremonies leading up to an exciting one-inning baseball game. The athletes are also greeted by favorite costumed characters and participate in touch-a-truck activities followed by lunch and a medal ceremony. “This was one event that I truly missed this year,” said Mayor Christenson. “It was great to connect with the athletes and we look forward to a huge celebration next year!”