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I love helping kids play baseball in the League of Yes

Kidsday reporter Madison Cosgrove with her cousin Ryan

Kidsday reporter Madison Cosgrove with her cousin Ryan Cosgrove, who plays in the League of Yes. Credit: Cosgrove family

The League of Yes is a baseball league for kids with special needs. The kids need friends to help them play the game, so they have volunteers called buddies to help them. As a buddy you help the kid that you are assigned to hit the ball, run the bases and play catch in the outfield. When participating as a buddy, you create a friendship and brighten a kid’s day. Volunteering is definitely worth it when you see the smile on the kid’s face.

As a Girl Scout, I volunteered to be a buddy, along with the rest of the members of my troop, for our Bronze Award. After completing our Bronze Award, I continue to volunteer. I enjoy making kids happy and giving them a friend to talk to.

This past spring season was especially a lot of fun because my cousin Ryan started playing in the league. Now I go every weekend and volunteer as his buddy. Ryan likes hitting the ball, running the bases and playing catch. Ryan enjoys the extra time with me and I enjoy the extra time with him.

I love the League of Yes and will volunteer there and continue to try to bring smiles to kids’ faces.

If you want to volunteer, go online at

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