September 19, 2013

Elizabeth “Nana” Fleming gets some assistance from her buddy during a baseball game.

While the big league baseball players are approaching the end of their season, our baseball-playing kiddos from Epic’s Addison office are just getting started!

The Buddy League – a great organization that gives children with special needs the opportunity to enjoy America’s pastime – is gearing up for another successful season. The league was started in 2002 by Heather Miller and helps children build social skills, self-esteem and relationships with their peers.

“The Buddy League has been so great for my daughter, Elizabeth,” said Betty Fleming. “It’s a place where she can feel loved and accepted.”

‘Lil Johnny and a few of his friends from the Dallas Mavericks ManiAACs hang out during a Buddy League baseball game.

The league would not be complete without the buddies, who are beside the kids every step of the way – cheering, providing motivation, and showing the unconditional love that every child needs.

“Parents of children with special needs are just like parents everywhere,” said Paula Etchieson, mother to Virgil, or “Lil Johnny” to his friends. “We all want our children to live life to its full potential in every way possible.”

The season officially starts Sept. 28. For more information about this wonderful organization, or to learn how to register your child for the new season, visit the Buddy League’s website.