Benefits, Sports - Spectator

Ultimate Beepball Tournament

When: Sat., July 23, 4:30 p.m. 2016

Minds Eye Radio provides much-needed entertainment and information for the blind community of the St. Louis area. The organization gathers volunteers to read newspapers, magazines and periodicals of local and national interest over the radio to spare the unsighted the expense of acquiring Braille versions. One of Minds Eye Radio's most successful fundraisers is its annual beepball tournament, which asks teams of sighted players to play a game of competitive baseball while blindfolded. The ball beeps so batters and fielders can hear and track it through space. (The pitcher and the catcher are allowed to go un-blindfolded, however.) This year's installment is the tenth anniversary of the game, and it's being billed as the Ultimate BeepBall Tournament. The championship game starts at 4:30 p.m. today at Assumption Parish (4725 Mattis Road; www.mindseyeradio.org), but play-in games will begin much earlier than that. Check the website for the full tournament schedule.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission for spectators

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