The Parkland Buddy “Soccer Buddies” season is underway! The Opening Day game was well attended as family members gathered to watch their child on the field!
For the past few years, Catholic Health Services has been a partner of Parkland Buddies, providing each child with their very own game day jersey with hopes that they feel empowered and limitless as soon as they step on that field!
Parkland Buddy Sports, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization dedicated to providing the best sports programs for children and young adults with special needs, and volunteer opportunities for neurotypical teens.
The program provides quality sports programming for special needs children and young adults in an empowering, challenging and loving environment where the emphasis is on having fun, making friends and realizing their potential.
The sports programs consist of once weekly (Saturday or Sunday) activities and games with the goal to help the kids build skills, confidence, self-esteem, and a lifetime devotion to sports and fitness. Volunteers and participants learn that by creating an environment void of physical, social and cultural barriers there are “NO LIMITS,” and that they can achieve their dreams no matter how big.
We are honored to fulfill the mission of the program and to be a part of each child’s journey as they build the confidence, and skills they need to be successful both on and off the field!