DENISON, Texas (KTEN) — It's an exciting feeling to go out to a baseball game and watch as the bases are loaded.

It's fun when kids get to play the game, too, but being out on the diamond is an opportunity that kids with disabilities often miss out on.

Buddy Ball is a new program for kids with disabilities organized by Denison Youth Sports.

Samantha Nelson's son will be a part of it.

"He's been saying ever since I told him, 'Jackson, you want to play ball?' He goes, 'I get to play ball now?' And he says, 'I get to play ball now?' And I tell him, 'Yes, Jackson... you get to play!'"

"I feel like we've left them out," said Bianca Crouse, president of Denison Youth Sports. "And I want to incorporate them back into the game of baseball."

It's the second time the organization has had a Buddy Ball program; the first one was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The kids are excited to finally get their turn at bat.

"it's exciting for me and my cousin to be playing together," said Kase Smarr, who's planning to play this year. "We usually have to watch our siblings play, because we can't play sports."

"He's nine now, and he has siblings and they're all playing ball," said Nelson. "And he's constantly, 'Mom, I want to play ball, I want to play ball, I want to do this, and I want to do that.'"

Crouse said she would like to see more sports like soccer and basketball added to the Buddy Ball program in the future.

"We named it Buddy Ball to leave it out there for any type of sport," she said.

"I've watched my whole life," said Smarr. "I've wanted to play major league football before, but then I can't."

Buddy Ball is available for kids ages 5 to 16; sign ups start Wednesday, February 1.

"They are capable to do things," Nelson said. "Disabilities don't stop you."