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  • Buddy Program participants aged 5 by July 1, 2024 and up to 21 years on the date of the event are age-eligible for the Buddy Program. (Updated for 2024: now accepting registrations for alums/new participants age 21+)

  • 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. 

  • Big 26 will make every effort to honor pairing requests, but we must also evenly pair buddies between Pennsylvania & Maryland. 

  • 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. 

  • The Player/Buddy Challenger Game is scheduled for Thursday evening, July 25 at FNB Field.

  • Complete details for the player picnic and Challenger Game will be made available closer to the event.    

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