Parkland Buddy Sports provides year round quality sport programs for special needs children ages 4 & up and volunteer opportunities for neurotypical teens. We cultivate a loving environment that is both empowering and challenging with a big emphasis on fun and friendship.
Parkland Buddy Sports offers several scholarship opportunities for college bound high school senior volunteers!
Our Special Needs Players Impact our Buddies Teaching Them:
- The ability of one person to change the life of another.
- By creating an environment void of physical, social, and cultural barriers there are NO LIMITS
The program began in 2002 with Soccer Buddies which enrolled 20 players and 30 student volunteers. Now we have eight programs serving hundreds of special needs players from all over South East Florida.
Our Volunteers Impact our Special Needs Players Teaching Them:
- Not to give up
- Always try your best
- Make new friends
- Have fun!
We aim to pair Players and Buddies for an entire season.
“No Limits” – this is the mantra of Parkland Buddy Sports. We provide sport programs for special needs children in an inclusive environment where every child is able to participate. The program builds skills, confidence, self esteem, and highlights the importance of sports and fitness as part of socialization and overall health and wellness.