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The Grove City Buddy Ball League connects players with unique needs with peer volunteers to ensure that the first experiences with baseball are a safe and successful endeavor for everyone.
Buddy Ball at Grove City’s Mirolo Dream Field - Buddy Volunteers needed for Saturday All Ages league and Tuesday Adult League. Games start in May and run through June.
A place where children and adults with unique needs can see their dream of playing baseball become a reality!
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!