The Big 26 Buddy Program connects athletes with special needs and all-star players representing their state in the Big 26 event.  We encourage players and buddies to build relationships through various activities, and we are always proud to see those relationships continue long after we pack up the bats and balls.

Details for the 2021 Buddy program are TBD pending operational adjustments and the addition of protocols to address the fluid Covid-19 landscape. The health and safety of our buddies, players, coaches, fans, and volunteers is paramount.

Buddy Program families who have participated in the past should expect adjustments for 2021. We are working on ways to safely connect our buddies and players and to welcome everyone to the ballpark this summer! 

More information will be released as it becomes available.  

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  • Age: Athletes turning 5 years by July 1, 2021 and up to age 21 on the date of the event are age-eligible. 

  • Ability: The Buddy Program is designed for athletes with physical or intellectual disabilities. Athletes should be identified by the school or other human service agency as having a physical or intellectual disability, or having a developmental disability with functional limitations in general learning and adaptive skills.

  • All paperwork/online registration must be completed and received by the due date.

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