Buddy Ball celebrates the abilities of each athlete and is open to all persons with special needs ages 3 and up. We manipulate the sports of baseball, basketball, bowling, hockey, water polo, and cheer-leading so no matter what the abilities of the athlete, they will be able to participate and have fun while still teach the basic fundamentals of the games. At the end of each season, each athlete receives a trophy to celebrate their dedication to their team and to honor their participation in the sports.
There are no strikes, no outs, and everyone makes it back to home plate. The athletes receive hats and shirts. We have a batting machine available when needed.
We combined the teams by ability and utilize the ‘buddies’ to assist the athletes in playing basketball. We have 12 teams and 4 start times. All games are half-court. The athletes receive a team shirt. We celebrate the abilities and do not worry about if the ball goes out of bounds.
This is the most difficult sport to manipulate due to the nature of the game. But it is one of the most popular sports. We have 5 ramps to assist players with the game.
Several of our athletes have taken advantage of our cheer-leading program.The cheerleaders receive shirts and pom-poms. Local high school cheer-leading squads donate their time to coach. The cheerleaders cheer during basketball season.