Buddy BallUpdated Tuesday February 19, 2019 by Dave Shuster.
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:
Contact: Mike Broome, Buddy Ball Commissioner: MCbroome21@gmail.com