Buddy Ball

UpdatedTuesday February 19, 2019 byDave 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".

Details

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