The High School baseball teams of Bellevue East and Bellevue West, in collaboration with the Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands, will play the 4th annual Buddy Baseball game to benefit children with Down syndrome from the surrounding community and provide a day of special fellowship and fun.
Groups of two-three players are matched with a child, “buddy” from DSA. Parents cheer from the stands while players assist their buddy with hitting, running, and fielding. The buddies are announced over the loud speaker individually, and the national anthem will be sung live prior to the game.
Each child will receive a Buddy baseball t-shirt, a goodies bag full of fun gifts to take home, a medal, an autographed baseball from their varsity player and a photo with their buddy. After the game, players, buddies, and their families will enjoy a summer picnic at Werner Park. A special appearance by the Stormchasers and Stormy the mascot will round out the morning.
In the evening, our Buddies are invited to the 7PM Storm Chasers game and will get to walk out on the field with the players for the national anthem! Each family participating can request up to 4 berm tickets, additional berm tickets can be purchased for just $9 at www.omahastormchasers.com.
The high school players, coaches, and volunteers look forward to making this a special day for all the children and families.