Buddy Baseball enters its second season
From Staff Reports
Feb. 10, 2007 - Buddy Baseball, the league for mentally and physically disabled children gears up for another successful season in Paris.
The Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society and the Breakfast Optimist Club of Paris are teaming up once again to offer an organized baseball program for all children with mental and/or physical disabilities in Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma. Registration has been set for Saturday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ in Paris.
Children ages 5 to 17 with any type of disability are eligible to play, and residency is not a factor.
Buddy Baseball games will be played on Saturdays at Woodall Field on Hwy 271 south of Paris. As the number of players allow, the league will be grouped into two separate age divisions.
Each player is assigned a buddy for all practices and games to assist in play, but every effort is made to allow the player freedom to play the game to the best of their ability.
The Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society's goal is to charge no fee to players who wish to participate. Therefore, team sponsors and donations are welcome to defray the cost of the insurance and uniforms. Volunteers are also needed to participate as buddies for players. Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older and make a commitment for the season (which is normally 6-8 games).
Players, volunteers and sponsors who wish to find out more can contact the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society by phone at 903-982-6994 or online at www.redriverdss.org.