Buddy Ball in Iowa makes for a Heart Warming experience - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Buddy Ball in Iowa makes for a Heart Warming experience

Out in Iowa, Norman "Butch" Ryan started a softball game 6 years ago that gives everyone a chance to feel important. Buddy Ball. It's a game that features special Olympic athletes, and in the game there are no outs, every player gets a home run, and a buddy helps not only hit the ball, but also run the bases. Butch says its a heart warming experience like no other.

"I think it means quite a bit. You'll see how, when they start playing, they get excited and everything, and it just gives them a time to shine in their life." -Butch


"It means a lot to me, being with friends, being with a whole lot of friends." - Jody

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Bonds awarded to Calcasieu and Vernon for improvement projects

    Bonds awarded to Calcasieu and Vernon for improvement projects

    Friday, August 18 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-08-18 22:12:21 GMT
    (Source: State of Louisiana)(Source: State of Louisiana)

    The State Bond Commission has awarded Calcasieu and Vernon parishes millions of dollars for public improvement projects, State Treasurer Ron Henson announced Friday. The commission approved $290.7 million for projects statewide during its August meeting, according to Henson's office.

    More >>

    The State Bond Commission has awarded Calcasieu and Vernon parishes millions of dollars for public improvement projects, State Treasurer Ron Henson announced Friday. The commission approved $290.7 million for projects statewide during its August meeting, according to Henson's office.

    More >>
  • SOLAR ECLIPSE: Do's and Dont's

    SOLAR ECLIPSE: Do's and Dont's

    Friday, August 18 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-08-18 22:03:19 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    The Solar Eclipse that's been flooding your timelines, news feeds, and literally, almost every conversation you hear is less than a week away. If you plan on watching this natural phenomenon here is a list of some do's and don'ts for the 2017 Solar Eclipse provided by NASA: Do's: ALWAYS use your solar filters or "Eclipse Glasses" for viewing a partially eclipsed sun. Check your eclipse glasses for damage. (i.e. Scratches, holes, rips, tears, etc.) Keep an eye...

    More >>

    The Solar Eclipse that's been flooding your timelines, news feeds, and literally, almost every conversation you hear is less than a week away. If you plan on watching this natural phenomenon here is a list of some do's and don'ts for the 2017 Solar Eclipse provided by NASA: Do's: ALWAYS use your solar filters or "Eclipse Glasses" for viewing a partially eclipsed sun. Check your eclipse glasses for damage. (i.e. Scratches, holes, rips, tears, etc.) Keep an eye...

    More >>
  • How does the weather impact your mood?

    How does the weather impact your mood?

    Friday, August 18 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-08-18 21:49:37 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    Melissa Gregory spends her sunny days outdoors feeding ducks near the Lake Charles Veterans Memorial Park. "It's perfect conditions," said Gregory about the sunny day because it helps her relax and get rid of stress, but lately with all the rain she's been feeling stressed. "I feel kind of cooped up and I feel like I can't go outside, and I have to hide under the roof or stay in the house or hide under the umbrella," she said. 

    More >>

    Melissa Gregory spends her sunny days outdoors feeding ducks near the Lake Charles Veterans Memorial Park. "It's perfect conditions," said Gregory about the sunny day because it helps her relax and get rid of stress, but lately with all the rain she's been feeling stressed. "I feel kind of cooped up and I feel like I can't go outside, and I have to hide under the roof or stay in the house or hide under the umbrella," she said. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly