Bambino Baseball is looking for volunteers to help youth and young adult players with physical or mental challenges enjoy some great team time outdoors.
For the past 10 years, Tewksbury Bambino Baseball has given aspiring Sultans of Swat an opportunity to experience the fun of baseball. Play is open to all athletes in the area — not just Tewksbury — with an IEP, 504 or special accommodation. The league is free and equipment is provided, but athletes and volunteers are welcome to bring a favorite glove or bat.
The full 2021 eight-week season starts this Sunday, Sept. 12, at 11:30 a.m. at the East Street baseball fields, at 322 East St. The league is seeking volunteers, and community service hours are available for students who help out.
League organizer Bob Gill says the group needs people, preferably 10+ years old, who are mature enough to work with physically and mentally challenged individuals.
“They don’t need to have ever played baseball,” said Gill. “Just need to be positive and enthusiastic.”
The ask is mainly time — the league’s funding comes from Tewksbury Youth Baseball and from the Cal Ripken Bambino Buddy-Ball national program — though Gill says that if anyone has an old, gently used glove laying around, the group will happily accept them. They also need left-hand throwing gloves.
Families who may be new to the league are welcome to drop in anytime, and those interested or with questions can contact Bob Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday looks to be a great day to come on down to the field, enjoy some ball and be part of the team!