WARREN, NJ - Warren Baseball Softball Inc. (WBSI) is proud to announce the second season of Buddy Ball. Buddy Ball is a co-ed baseball program that provides children with physical or mental disabilities an opportunity to play baseball in a safe, fun environment. The program caters to every type of disability to ensure that every player is as comfortable as possible during the games.
The program is overseen by volunteers from WBSI’s board of trustees as well as a special education teacher from Warren’s school district. Children between the ages of 5 and 20, from Warren and any surrounding towns that do not already offer Buddy Ball, with a physical or mental disability are eligible to play Buddy Ball. Each player is assigned to their own “Buddy” who helps out their player throughout every game.
Last season, WBSI Buddy Ball played games at the Warren Municipal Fields complex every Saturday from mid-April to the first week in June. Players marched in Warren’s annual Memorial Day Parade as well. This season, Buddy Ball will again play once a week on Saturdays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on the Warren Municipal Fields (behind the library on Bardy Road), and players are welcome to march in WBSI’s Opening Day Parade and the Memorial Day Parade if they so choose.
Due to the generosity of our sponsors, WBSI is pleased to offer Buddy Ball registration for free. Players and their buddies are given hats and shirts prior to the start of the season. The league will have bats and balls for all players to share, however, if players have their own gloves please bring them, because WBSI cannot guarantee that it will have enough for everyone.
To sign up, please go to https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Restrictions.asp?RegID=146523&n=&org=warrenbaseballsoftball.com. For more information on Buddy Ball, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.