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Bambino has been a beloved program of MARA for over ten years, unfortunately, the 2019 season will no longer be taking place. We hope to be back and better than ever in 2020!

Please send inquiries to Joe Wolljung at jgwolljung@gmail.com

In 2008, the Mathews Athletic and Recreation Association (MARA) elected to make the Bambino Buddy-Ball dream a reality!  Mentally and/or physically challenged athletes of all ages enjoy a friendly competition of softball. Our program is focused on providing a friendly game of softball/baseball for mentally and/or physically challenged athletes between the ages of 5 and 18 ages.
Almost every Sunday afternoon from April through June something very special will be happening at Goodman Park. Buddy Ball pairs players with volunteers from the MARA Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth baseball and softball leagues who receive instruction in how to work with children with disabilities. The game combines elements of tee ball, coach-pitch, and kid-pitch, to accommodate children of varying skills. “It’s all about having fun, building confidence and self-esteem, and developing sportsmanship and love of the game,” said Commissioner of Bat and Ball Sports Robbie McDougall. 
Registration and uniforms are free.  However Mara is a 501 (C) 3 Non Profit Organization and any contribution is greatly appreciated! This can be done when you register by choosing the Capital Contribution box. You can pay with a credit card at time of registration or mail a check to:  Mara PO Box 1023 Matthews, NC 28106
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Bambino Commissioner
Bambino Commissioner Joe Wolljung 704-996-7846 jgwolljung@gmail.com
Map Of Mara Fields
Bambino Commissioner

Bambino Commissioner

Joe Wolljung



by posted 02/12/2018
Map Of Mara Fields

by posted 04/09/2014
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