What is Jacob’s Chance?
Jacob’s Chance is a non-profit organization that promotes programs to benefit intellectual and physically challenged youth and families. We are developing a community center for teens 11-25 years old that will promote socialization while providing a safe atmosphere.
You may know us better by the primary program our non-profit organization runs, River City Buddy Ball. River City Buddy Ball is in its 6th year of operation. The mission of this program is to promote wellness through exercise and establish relationships between participants with disabilities and volunteers (peer and adult) through athletic programs. River City Buddy Ball began with a baseball program and has added basketball, cheerleading, tennis, soccer and flag football over the past two years.
Fall ~ Flag football, tennis and cheering
Spring ~ Baseball, tennis and cheering – Soccer will begin in Spring of 2015
Winter ~ Basketball and cheering
Summer ~ Planned outings and activities and new programs are evolving
Volunteers are always needed:
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The Volunteers, or “Buddies” are the backbones of our success when it comes player interaction. Students who participate in volunteer activities while attending Henrico County schools have the ability to receive a special emblem on their diploma with 80 hours of volunteer service. More information can be obtained here:
The job of a buddy is to protect and assist the players and the coaches during games and practices. The main objective is to encourage, create relationships and have FUN!
Great things are happening at Jacob’s Chance. Go to our website and read more about how to be a part of the Jacob’s Chance team. Jacobschance.org