Buddy Baseball is a non-competitive recreational league for boys and girls with special needs in Tampa, FL. Each player is paired with a “Buddy” to assist the player as needed. The league fosters friendships and breaks down barriers. Buddy Baseball is an opportunity like no other for children with special needs. Not only do the players experience the thrill of participating, they also get to experience team play and camaraderie. This program is supported by the Temple Terrace Leisure Services Department. PLAY BALL!
Buddy Baseball is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Buddy Baseball Basic Information:
Our games are one hour with a 15 – 20 minute practice before each game. Each team has 6 Players and 6 or more Buddies. Each team will only play one game per Saturday.
When: Our next season will start on September 28, 2013 and go to November 9, 2013.
Where: Temple Terrace Family Recreational Complex Softball Fields
6700 E. Whiteway Dr., Temple Terrace, FL 33617
(Behind Lewis Elementary)
Player Ages: Students (boys and girls) ages 8 – 22 with special needs
Buddy Ages: Boys and Girls ages 10 – 18
Game Times: 9:30am, 10:45am, 12:00pm or 1:15 pm
Registration: $30 for Players, $15 for Buddies, No charge for the Coaches and Volunteers.
Registration Deadline: We will open registration for our fall season in July.
Buddy and Coach Training: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Meet and Greet: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Sign your child up for a great time, or become a “Buddy” and have fun with these players with special needs. Both Girls and Boys are encouraged to play. Coaches, Volunteers, Donations and Sponsorships are needed. Check out our Videos and our Testimonial pages.
All Players, Buddies and Coaches need to register to play and coach. Check out our Facebook Page – Buddy Baseball
Scholarships are available. Community Service hours are available for the Buddies.
Thanks to the Toby Hall Foundation,
the Pepin Family Foundation,
the Tampa Electric Foundation
and The Brink Foundation as our
Grand Slam Sponsors!
Buddy Baseball Awards!
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – “Community Quarterback”
Hillsborough County Public Schools – “Excellence in Action”
Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce – Russ Oberbroeckling – “2010 Temple Terrace Citizen of the Year”
The Tampa Breakfast Sertoma Club – “2010 – 2011 Service to Mankind Winner For Outstanding Community Service”
The Tampa Tribune – “2010 Hometown Hero”
International Code Council (ICC) and the Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF), Suncoast Chapter – Community Service Award for 2011
Listen to our interview with ESPN Radio Tampa Bay, click on the link - ESPN Radio Buddy Baseball