Sean Farrell running the bases with his Baseball Buddy Ivan

Sean Farrell running the bases
with his Baseball Buddy Ivan

For years, local kids have enjoyed teaming up with Alvin High School Varsity Baseball players in the Baseball Buddy program. At the beginning of the season, each child is assigned a Baseball Buddy from the Varsity team.

What does a Baseball Buddy get?

The Varsity players call and send postcards to their Baseball Buddy and play catch with them after each home game.

Baseball Buddies receive an Alvin High School Baseball Buddy tee-shirt. Wear your shirt to home games, and you get free admission where you play catch and have the chance to run the bases after the games, getting high fives from the players as you cross home!

But that’s not all… Enjoy a pizza party with all the players at the end of the year. This is your chance to mingle with future baseball stars. Former Baseball Buddies have fond memories—and postcards—from Nathan Eovaldi and other players who now star in professional baseball!

What do other Baseball Buddies say?

Here is what one mom had to say on our Facebook page:

Tonight was the first home game we’ve been able to make since the regular season started. My son, Nathan, was bummed that his buddy Andrew wasn’t there tonight. (He did find out later that Andrew had pitched a no hitter for the JV team, so he thought that was AWESOME) Nathan didn’t think he would end up getting to throw with anyone his first time being able to. But, Colby was able to throw with him. When we left Nathan said “well… ummm.. that was the COOLEST thing I have EVER done. We HAVE to go to EVERY game home and away so I can watch them.” Thank you Alvin Baseball for your buddy program. And thank you to the players for taking time out to put smiles on our kids faces. You guys are great role models for these young boys!!

- Amanda Fiest

When does it start? Where do I go?

The program kicks into high gear at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 21 in Gym 3 (next to Nolan Ryan Field) where you will get your tee-shirt and meet your buddy, so register today!  Online registration ends at 9:00 a.m. on the 21st. Late registrants accepted at the gym.

How do I sign up?

Online registrations for the 2015 season ended at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, February 21.