Buddy Ball

Updated Tuesday February 19, 2019 by Dave Shuster.

Buddy Ball

This year, we are thrilled to introduce to our area The Bambino Buddy Ball Division.  The league encompasses players ages 5 - 19 who are either physically and/or mentally challenged.  The division makes allowance for a "buddy" to help the player swing a bat, round the bases, catch a ball, etc.  There are no restrictions to the age of the "buddy".


When:  Sundays, 2pm to 4pm, May 5 to June 9 (* Special Opening Day scheduled for 4/6/19, with more information to follow regarding specific games.)  All events will be weather permitting.

Age Requirements:  Special Needs Players age can vary from age 5 to age 19.  If your child is older, please contact us to learn more or request an age adjustment.  Buddies ages can range from the T-ball level to our Legion Leagues, and everyone in-between.

Where:  Hepford Field  (New Jersey Ave, Wallingford, PA 19086)

Your Players Needs:  A glove, a water bottle.  Optional:  cleats, baseball pants (or sweat pants, we do not recomment shorts unless your child strongly prefers them.)

Your Player Also Needs:  Volunteers!  Each team will be comprised of our Special Needs Players and Buddies from our youth baseball programs.  Parents, friends, and all participants that want to get involved or attend as a fan are welcome!

Equipment Provided:  Helmets, bats, balls, team shirts and caps.

Cost:  There is NO COST to participate in this league.  All games and events will be offered for free of charge; the league welcoms family or coporate sponsors.

Registration Opens:  February 14 to March 31

To register your child to be a buddy follow the following steps:

  • log in or create an account
  • click on apply to coach/volunteer, NOT register as a player
  • choose the child who is volunteering and click register now
  • click on Bambino Buddy Ball on the next page
  • a drop down pops up and click on register as a buddy 
  • click continue on the next page
  • click agree on the next page which take you the your shopping cart
  • On the shopping cart page continue with the tabs at the bottom of the page (edit, register additional players/volunteers, or continue to checkout)

Contact:  Mike Broome, Buddy Ball Commissioner:  MCbroome21@gmail.com