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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Several Albany area organizations are coming together to give children with disabilities the chance to play T-Ball.   Buddy Ball is for 5 to 16-year olds with special needs who would not ordinarily have the chance to participate in team sports.    

It will take place at the Paul Eames sports complex where school and minor league teams play.     It's free for special needs children in Dougherty, Lee, Worth, and Terrell Counties.

Robin Fink with the Recreation Department said, "It gives them a chance to get out and play and to have a great time and to experience something that they might not normally get to."

Americorps Cadet Eugene Papa said, "I would encourage people to become volunteers mainly because you're helping out the kids with disabilities in the community and you can give them a chance to get off the sidelines and actually play baseball."    

The recreation Department, Butterfly Kisses, and Albany police Americorps program joined together to make it happen.    

One volunteer is needed for each child who plays Buddy Ball.      You can sign up by calling 430-5304.

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