• Buddy Program participants aged 5 by July 1, 2021 and up to 21 years on the date of the event are age-eligible for the Buddy Program.

  • There is no charge for a Buddy to participate in the Buddy Program.

  • Buddies will be paired with a Big 26 player from Pennsylvania or Maryland. 

  • Buddies may request to be paired with certain Big 26 athletes if there is a prior/mutual relationship or a connection via the school district/hometown. Big 26 will make every effort to honor specific requests, but we must also evenly pair buddies between the Pennsylvania and Maryland teams.  Athletes from each state look forward to making new friends and memories!  

  • Buddies are welcome and encouraged to attend any and all Big 26 games to participate in pregame introductions. Each Buddy Program participant plus 1 (one) parent/chaperone will receive free admission to all Big 26 games. 

  • Details for additional Player/Buddy activities will be made available as we are able.  Thank you for your patience as we navigate  this year's schedule adjustments. We look forward to connecting Player and Buddies soon!