Queens-based American Softball, a league for developmentally challenged and handicapped adults, will play against the visually impaired Long Island Bombers team.
ZACHARY KRAEHLING American Softball ended its season with a final game on Saturday, August 24 at Kissena Corridor Park in Flushing. American Softball is devoted to offering handicapped and challenged adults with the opportunity to enjoy the game of softball. In the final game players hit the ball, ran the bases and enjoyed the camaraderie [...]
Randy Novick asked which hand the player threw with. He held up his left hand, which was already gripping a softball. Novick, patient and personable, found a glove that fit. As he adjusted it for the player’s hand, Novick recalled a visit to the man’s group home and how much he had enjoyed it. It [...]
Everybody hits. Everybody runs the bases. Everybody has fun. This is how Randy Novick from Howard Beach describes American Softball. Every Saturday throughout the summer, Novick, along with counselors and mentally challenged people from five assisted-living homes met at a field in Kissena Park to get a chance to play softball. Five homes currently comprise [...]