“When everyone is included, everyone wins.”

Ballin' with Buddies 2023: A Tremendous Success!

By Madison McKenna
March 28, 2023

West Springfield's Buddies Club is an inclusive club for students of all abilities to socialize and make friends.

Ballin’ with Buddies was organized as a unified basketball tournament where several schools - Rolling Valley Elementary School, Irving Middle School, Lewis High School and West Springfield, could come together for camaraderie, but also to showcase the competitive talents of its students. Ballin' with Buddies was a tremendous success! West Springfield's very own hype squad, Madrigals, and Pep Band performed. Springfield South County Youth Club (SYC) Cheer also had performances. Several local businesses donated prizes for raffles. Our Spartan Athletic Boosters helped with concessions, and the Interact Club + Teens Against Cancers had profitable fundraisers. 

Thank you to all who came out to support and help make WSHS a more inclusive community! 

“When everyone is included, everyone wins.”