Buddy Volunteers - Saturday All Ages League


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When

Sat May 05, 2018 09:00 AM - Sat Jun 30, 2018 01:00 PM

Where

3400 Ventura BlvdGrove City, OH 43123

About

Buddy Ball at Grove City’s Mirolo Dream Field

What is Buddy Ball all about?

  • Baseball with modifications to the equipment, rules, and field.
  • Games are played on a tiled rubberized surface that will accommodate wheelchairs and other assistive devices.
  • With the help of a "Buddy", players will get to experience hitting, throwing, and moving around the bases.
  • All participants will be playing in an organized sport!

Where does Buddy Ball take place?

    • Grove City’s Mirolo Dream Field at Windsor Park (3400 Ventura Blvd, Grove City, Ohio 43123)

How is this program unique?

  • Players will have a buddy for each game.
  • Buddies are peers and community volunteers that help the players access the whole baseball experience.
  • The "buddy" may help them hit, throw and move around the bases.
  • In some cases the buddy will have to push the player in a wheelchair, help a player using a walker or just offer general assistance.
  • The buddies gain 'real life’ skills on how to befriend and interact with their peers with special needs.
  • Friendships are made during Buddy Ball!

Skills

  • Special Needs
  • Baseball
  • Case Work / Management
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy

Good Match For

Kids Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 10
  • each game is 1 hour and saturdays start at 9am
  • register as a buddy volunteer on www.gcdreamfield.com

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