NORTH READING — Beep baseball, or baseball for the blind, comes to North Reading High School this Saturday, Sept. 23.
North Reading baseball invites you to come watch and listen to an exhibition game of beep baseball between Adaptive Sports New England’s Boston Strong and the North Reading High baseball team.
You will see and hear blind athletes play an adaptive form of baseball using their ears and athletic skills. North Reading baseball players will be taking on the challenge of playing blindfolded and learning about using other senses to play America’s pastime.
The Boston Strong, sponsored by Adaptive Sports New England, is a team of adults and kids living with blindness who have learned to hit a beeping ball, run to a buzzing base, and play the game with heart and determination. They are members of the National Beep Baseball Association and have competed in Massachusetts, New York and Philadelphia this year. The exhibition will begin at 10 a.m. with a national anthem and ceremonial first pitch. Pizza for both teams will be donated by NRLL.
Spectators will be treated to a beep baseball game in action.
“This is our first full year and members from North Reading have helped us get started by volunteering at our practices and sharing their love of baseball with us,” said Joe Quintanilla, Boston Strong head coach and player. “We are so thankful for Marco Vittozzi’s coaching and his network of students for all of the great help they have been giving us,” he added. “We can’t wait to play them.”
To learn more about the Boston Strong, visit: adaptivesportsne.org/beep-baseball/.