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Buddy Kickball lets kids with disabilities have fun

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Parks and Recreation Department is launching a new program for kids with disabilities.

The new program will start in just a few weeks on September 16. Young people ranging from ages 6-21 are invited to play Buddy Kickball at Gordon Sports Complex. There will be two separate age groups; 6-12 and 13-21.

The program will run every Monday for six weeks. People interested in participating need to sign up ahead of time. Kids with any type of disability can play.

"They'll be paired with a buddy. Someone in high school or older who doesn't have a disability. They'll be paired with them to learn some skills in kickball, and then play a game. There's no outs, everybody gets a chance to kick each inning and play the game that way, said Robyn Fink.

The younger group can play for fun and the older kids can compete if they like.

September 12 is the deadline to register. The fee is $15. Kids will get a T-shirt when they sign up to play. For more information you can contact the Albany Parks and Recreation Department at 229-430-5222. 

 

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