Located in Clarksville and Paris, Tennessee, Buddy Ball provides individuals with an intellectual and/or physical disability the opportunity to play sports, regardless of their abilities.

Buddy Ball helps individuals learn teamwork and promotes self-esteem, one of the tools needed to help overcome the stigma often associated with a disability. The Buddy Ball league is aware of the extra expenses for those with special abilities.
Because of this, Buddy Ball will not charge any fees to participate.

We rely entirely on private donations, from local civic organizations, and the kindness of others to offer this wonderful program.  Buddy Ball is a 501(c)(3) organization.

By attending one game, you will realize that Buddy Ball is a special kind of league and has made a huge difference in many lives. Buddy Ball moves beyond a sport and becomes an affair of the heart.

Our Mission

To provide sports services at no cost to persons with intellectual and physical disabilities, creating a support network for individuals, families, and the community.

Our Motto

The game’s the same…Just different!

Who is Eligible?

Buddy Ball is open to all persons with special needs ages 3 and older.



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