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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.

Buddy Baseball - Game Schedule 2019

2019 Buckhead Baseball:  Buddy Baseball Schedule

TBD:  Buddy Reveal Party: Upper Pavilion at Buckhead Baseball

March 9:  (End of Private School Spring Break): @ SSYS 11:30am (SSYS plays all of their home games at 11:30am)

March 16:  (Buckhead Baseball Opening Day): Home game vs. Murphy Candler, Game following Buckhead Baseball Opening Day Ceremonies – around 10am

March 23:  Home game vs NYO, 9am

March 30:  (Start of Public School Spring Break): Home game vs Sandy Springs, 9am

April 6:  (End of Public School Spring Break): Away game @ Murphy Candler, 9am

April 13:  Away Game vs NYO, 9am

April 20:  Easter Weekend, OFF

April 27:  OFF, (Potential Makeup Date)

May 4:  Home game vs NYO, 9am

May 11:  Away Game vs Murphy Candler, 9am