Play ball! Buddy Baseball starts on a new inclusive field

By Jermaine Hoffman – January 6, 2020

TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. (WFLA) – It’s time to play ball!

The City of Temple Terrace and Buddy Baseball have opened a field for the disabled so that every child can enjoy the American pastime.

On Monday, players and friends attended the celebration to play the first game in the new fields.

Buddy Baseball is a non-competitive recreational league for boys and girls with special needs, where players work with a friend to help them on the field. 

At the start of season 21 in September 2019, the league had grown to 20 teams with more than 100 different schools participating.

Since the start in 2009, the league has been playing on traditional sand and grass softball fields, which can be a challenge for children with mobility problems. 

There are currently no other artificial grass baseball fields for children with special needs in Hillsborough County. […]

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