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Buddy Baseball Needs Players, Coaches

The recreation league is for kids with special needs in Tampa Bay.

Buddy Baseball a non-competitive recreational league for boys and girls with special needs in the Bay area. 

A buddy is paired with each player, and the league fosters friendships and breaks down barriers. Buddy Baseball is an opportunity like no other for children with special needs.

Players and coaches hail from across Tampa Bay, including Land O' Lakes.

Online registration for players, buddies and coaches is open until Friday January 4, 2013.  Go to www.buddybaseball.org.

Buddy and Coach Training: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

Meet and Greet: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013

Season: Saturdays, February 9 - March 30, 2013 

End of Season Party: Saturday, April 6, 2013

Games: Saturdays at either 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m. 12;30 p.m., 1:45 p.m.

Location: Temple Terrace Family Recreation Complex Softball Fields

Players: Students (boys and girls) with special needs ages 8 - 22

Buddies: 10 - 18 years old

Registration: $30 per players with special needs; $15 for "Buddies"; no charge for coaches. Scholarships are available

For more information, contact Russ Oberbroeckling, buddy baseball commissioner, at (813) 416-5742 or via email at buddybaseball@verizon.net.

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