Number of Participants: 31
Hours Donated: 10.5
Value of Time Served: $2,750
Event Type: Children & Youth
Sport: Boys Soccer
School: Albertus Magnus High School
Date: September 19, 2018
Albertus Magnus High School
New York 304, Bardonia
Buddy Ball Sports is a non-profit sports organization dedicated to providing the opportunity for children with developmental disabilities to play sports. The BuddyBall model is an all-volunteer experience matching children with developmental disabilities to non-disabled buddies for 1-1 sports activities.
BuddyBall is a subsidiary of Orangetown Mighty Metros (OMM) Soccer which is a large recreational soccer league catering to 2,500 children throughout the town of Orangetown in Rockland County, NY, for the past 40 years.
Our players are partnered with developmentally disabled children. Our players serve as their ‘buddies’ and teach the children some basic soccer skills. It is a great program that gives these children an opportunity to feel they are part of a ’team’ and a chance to play and socialize with other kids in a normal setting. It is a very rewarding experience for our players and it gives them the opportunity to give back to the community and share their love of soccer with other kids that otherwise might not have a chance to experience it.