Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation Beeper Baseball Game
“My son has a baseball game” are words that I didn’t think I would ever be able to say.
Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation has changed that, however, for myself and many other Southern Nevada parents of children who are visually impaired. The 4th Annual Beeper Baseball game was held Saturday, October 19th at Miracle League field and proved to be our best game yet!
With the help of some ingenious technology, children who are blind or visually impaired play baseball with a group of sighted peers who are blind-folded. Once the player hits the beeping baseball, they run to a “base” which is actually a five-foot padded base that beeps to guide children safely to it. If the player reaches the beeping base before someone in the outfield finds the beeping ball, they’ve scored a run.
Sound like fun? The children, both sighted and visually impaired, have a blast as it raises awareness for children with vision in addition to “evening the playing field” for children with visual impairments.
Next year’s game is set to be in September so please check the Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation website at nvblindchildren.org for dates, as anyone is welcome to attend and cheer the children on. Better yet, if you want more information on how to support the foundation and these types of programs, visit the website and select GIVE.
The final score was 11-7 with the Wild Ladybugs as the winners… again! After the game, the parents, volunteers and staff of Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation played one inning.