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2022 Buddy Program Registration

Media Contact: Allison Rohrbaugh (Email) | (Cell) 717-580-9396 REGISTRATION OPENS FOR BIG 26 BUDDY PROGRAM


HARRISBURG, PA (May 9, 2022) -- The Hershey Harrisburg Sports & Events Authority (HHSE) announced today that registration for the 2022 Big 26 Baseball Classic® Buddy Program is open. The Buddy Program includes a Buddy/Player picnic, Challenger Game, participation in pre-game introductions, and more.

The Big 26 Buddy Program is open to children, teens, and young adults ages 5-21 with intellectual or physical disabilities. Most participants are from Dauphin and surrounding counties (Cumberland, Adams, York, Lebanon, Lancaster, etc.), but we also have Buddy alums from Northeast PA and beyond.

There is no fee for buddies to participate. The Challenger Game at FNB Field is also a free event that’s open to the public. Big 26 encourages family, friends, and community members to attend. Buddies and a guest also receive free admission to all Big 26 games.

HHSE is also proud to welcome Home Remodeling Pros of Central PA as the Buddy Event sponsor. This sponsorship plays a significant role in providing a memorable experience for the Buddies and Players. “Helping those with special needs is near and dear to our hearts, and combining that with the national pastime feels like a perfect opportunity to make a difference with our local community for both the families with special needs youth and young adults and the Big 26 athletes,” said Home Pros Owner Craig Leary.

More information and registration forms can be found at the Big 26 website (

About Big 26 Baseball

The Big 26 Baseball Classic® is committed to providing the highest quality of events that provide our athletes the opportunity to learn and grow on and off the field of play. The competition, evaluation, and exposure for Big 26 athletes will be in a welcoming and productive atmosphere for all. The Big 26 Baseball Classic® is a non-profit event. (

About Hershey Harrisburg Sports & Events Authority

HHSE is committed to promoting sports tourism and events initiatives in the Hershey Harrisburg Region, forging mutually beneficial partnerships with new and existing clients, supporting locally produced events to expand audiences, and driving economic development as it relates to sports and events tourism. HHSE is a division of Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, which serves as the official non-profit partnership-based Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. (

About Home Remodeling Pros of Central PA

Home Remodeling Pros of Central PA offers elite service and knowledgeable design support on full line kitchen and bath remodeling as well as flooring. The Home Pros Showroom is located at 4819 E Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg, PA. (

Dropbox link for Big 26 Buddy Program Photo Archives For Media Use >>



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