"Buddy Team" - Program A Resounding Sucess
The Buddy program features special needs kids with intellectual and devel-
opmental disabilities. The Buddy program was started in 1985 and was designed to partner a special
needs child with a Big 33 or Big 26 athlete. Memories are developed through opportunities for excep-
tional kids to share time with their athletes both on and off the practice field during game week. Being
a part of the Buddy program allows everyone an even playing field. There are many barriers in the world
for individuals with special needs and being a part of the buddy program gives these children an envi-
ronment without barriers. Buddies get to be themselves. Our program expands the minds of our buddies
to understand that others see past their disabilities and see who they really are…big hearted, smiling, appreciative, young people with hearts of gold. Football players, baseball players and cheerleaders accept their buddy unconditionally. No other event gives special needs individuals such an inclusive experience. Buddies make a lasting impression on every player and cheerleader.Our Buddy program continues to grow each year. The Big 33 also hosts an annual Spring Ball. Buddies come together to reminisce about old memories and create new ones that last a lifetime.
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