Parkland Buddy Sports, Inc is a not for profit organization that offers well-structured sports programs for special needs children and young adults. Regardless of the mental and/or physical diagnosis, the Buddy program welcomes children ages 4 to young adult. The sports programs consist of once weekly (Saturday or Sunday) activities and games. Each player is paired for the entire season with their own “Buddy” who in most instances is a typical student volunteer for an entire season. Through the shared encouragement of all the Buddies, our special needs players and their families are able to experience the joys of their athletic endeavors.
Our volunteers, both students and adults, learn patience, tolerance and the ability of one person to change the life of another. They also learn that by creating an environment void of physical, social and cultural barriers there are "NO LIMITS". All student volunteers receive community service hours for their participation.
The success of the Parkland Buddy Sports programs is entirely due to the team effort and dedication of our board of director’s coaches and volunteers. One of the truly remarkable aspects of our programs is not just the positive feedback from the families of our players, which has been amazing, but also the heartfelt reaction from our student and adult volunteers and their families. Our players live for that one hour each week when they come out for game day. There are no words to describe how you feel when you see the smiles and hear the laughter of our players, volunteers and families.
Parkland Buddy Sports provides sponsorship and donation opportunities for individuals and businesses. 100% of all funds raised by sponsorships and donations are allocated to the programs to purchase equipment, uniforms and trophies and to fund program-end celebrations. Neither the staff nor board members receive any compensation for the valued time and effort they contribute. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or donor for this worthy cause, please click on "Sponsors and Donors"
Visit our Facebook page Parkland Buddy Sports to view the photos from our recent golf event.
We will start back up with Kickball Buddies.
Coach Barry runs Kickball, at Pine Trails Park, field A.
It will be every other Saturday morning, beginning June 11th.
It is very informal, where we just ask our players and volunteers to show up.
No registration is required. Very fun, and service hours are provided for our volunteers. We ask volunteers to arrive at 10:30 AM and the players arrive at 11:00 AM.
We play until 12:00 PM.
Scheduled dates are: June 11th,June 25th, July 9th, July 23rd, August 6th and August 20th.
You can contact Andy Zaukas by either phone or email utilizing the contact details below. Or complete the contact us form (preferred method) - click here
Phone No: (954) 445-0502
Parkland Buddy Sports would like to thank all the businesses and organizations that help make our programs possible. Please click below to view our sponsors.