Buddy ball rescheduled due to inclement weather

Published 7:00 am Saturday, March 12, 2016

Due to inclement weather, the Picayune Youth Athletic Association has rescheduled the opening day for their newest program, Buddy Ball.
The first game will now be held Friday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Friendship Park, Buddy Ball commissioner Trevor Adam said.
According to previous coverage, Buddy Ball will be a non-competitive baseball and softball program for children and adults with disabilities, baseball vice president Corey Dorn said.
Buddy Ball is available for people ages five and older.
“We wanted to include everyone, as long as they are active,” Dorn said in a previous interview.
During the games, each player will be assigned a buddy. If he or she is unable to swing a bat, the buddy will help them, Dorn said in an earlier interview. Buddies will also provide assistance on the field and with throwing balls. If the player is wheelchair-bound, the buddy will roll them to the bases.
PYAA is currently seeking volunteers to be buddies.
Adult volunteers must pass a background check. Buddy Ball games are expected to occur once a week, Dorn said previously.
Anyone interested in volunteering may contact Adam at 601-916-9016, Dorn at 601-273-1871 and Norman Wheat at 601-569-0894.
Learn more about the PYAA through Facebook at PYAA Baseball and PYAA Softball.
The PYAA regular games opening ceremony will be held Monday at 5:30 p.m.

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