As being a part of the University of South Florida’s PM&R program we feel a need to engage and give back to our community. A cause that is close to the hearts of all our residents is "Buddy Baseball."
Buddy Baseball is a non-competitive recreational league for boys and girls with special needs in Tampa, FL. Each player is paired with a "Buddy" to assist the player as needed. The league allows friendships to form and barriers to be dissolved. Buddy Baseball is an opportunity like no other for children with special needs. Not only do the players experience the thrill of participating, they also get to experience team play and camaraderie. Advancing the personal development of any child through team participation and kinship is an important step along the road to success and happiness.
As PM&R residents, we serve as Medical Staff volunteers at weekly games during the year, which take place at Temple Terrace Family Recreational Complex Softball Fields.
For more information, please visit, www.buddybaseball.org.