Manchester entertainer joins forces with Bayonne’s Buddy Baseball

MAnchester-based Ben Wild Studios, renowned for its unique animation style, has entered into a pioneering partnership with Pete Amadeo’s Buddy Baseball Program, a pioneering organization based in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA, dedicated to providing inclusive baseball experiences. for developmentally and physically disabled children and young adults.

The collaboration between Ben Wild Studios and the “Buddy Baseball Program” is the result of a chance meeting in New York. The founder and animator of Ben Wild Studios, Ben Wild, was working in New York and introduced himself to James Young, a volunteer in the ‘Buddy Baseball Program’ at a coffee shop. After a short chat, the two instantly clicked and agreed to stay in touch.

The following months saw the two brainstorming and collaborating, generating ideas for the Buddy Baseball Program’s grand opening.

To draw attention to and support this remarkable program, Ben Wild Studios created personalized portraits of the kids involved in the Buddy Baseball Program. These captivating and vibrant portraits served as a visual celebration of each participant’s individuality and spirit, capturing the essence of their love and support for each other and their love of baseball.

The artwork was displayed at the Bayonne Museum for the special needs program’s 10-year celebration this past November.

Ben, whose artistic talent has achieved success both locally and internationally, expressed his passion for the collaboration, saying: “It’s an honor to contribute to such an amazing cause. Art has the power to cross boundaries and connect people from different backgrounds and abilities. By creating these portraits, I hoped to shine a light on the incredible individuals participating in the ‘Buddy Baseball Program’ and inspire support for this incredible initiative.”

James Young, a buddy of “The Buddy Baseball Program” echoed this sentiment, saying, “We’re excited to partner with Ben and his team at Ben Wild Studios as it gives us the opportunity to bring a new dimension to our outreach efforts. The portraits beautifully capture the spirit of our participants and we believe they can play a role in promoting understanding and continued support of our ‘Buddy Baseball Program’ here in town.”

The collaborative artwork will be featured in promotional materials and social media campaigns to maximize its impact and reach a wider audience.

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