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Buddy Baseball

Buddy Baseball at Buckhead

A Rewarding Experience For Extraordinary Athletes

Buddy Baseball, formerly known as Challenger Baseball, is a program that enables children with special needs to play the wonderful game of baseball. Founded in 1992, the Buddy Program at Buckhead Baseball is now directed by Manager Walt Deriso. 

The program serves children of all abilities with a diverse range of special needs, including cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders and Down syndrome as well as children who are verbal and non-verbal just to name a few.  Buddy League players are assisted by selected 12 year olds from the Majors Program.  Players are children ages 5-18 who, while learning to enjoy America’s favorite pastime, develop their athletic skills, hitting, catching and running (or driving their wheelchair).

CLICK HERE to read more about this important program, which rewards the entire Buckhead Baseball community.