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“There are so many great organizations out there waiting to help people who have lost their vision. I’m glad MindsEye makes a point of connecting listeners to them.” - Rita, retired accessibility instructor

MindsEye’s 11th Annual Beepball Tournament was a hit!

 

Lighthouse for the Blind team member Anthony Easley, of east St. Louis, attempts to bat a beeping ball by listening to its approach at the 11th Annual Ultimate Beepball Tournament at Assumption Parish in south St. Louis County.

 

Saturday, July 15th, 2017 was a spectacular day at Assumption Parish in South St. Louis – local organizations and friends of MindsEye joined together to support a day of fun, athletics, and community in a game that gives visually impaired St. Louisans a chance to play ball. Beepball’s spin on baseball allows those who are blind to compete – and compete they did! Lighthouse for the Blind team member Anthony Easley, who has been blind since 1988, was able to experience playing on the field again and said, “…it’s a good feeling, I love it. Because I’m back on the diamond, something I thought I wouldn’t be able to do.”

 

If you are a MindsEye listener, or eligible to be a MindsEye listener, please take our 2017 Listener Survey.  

Your responses will be compiled with other listeners to make MindsEye even better next year! 

It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved founder Fr. Boniface WITTENBRINK, OMI (Fr. Boni) on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017.

 

 

A visitation and Mass was held on Tuesday, June 20th at Our Lady of Snows Church in Belleville, IL. A Mass of Christian Burial was led by Fr. Louis Studer, OMI and with Fr. Allen Maes, OMI preaching. Stories were shared. Words of love and celebration were spoken by all. Fr. Boni effervesced. He lived his life with liveliness and exhilaration; he made the world a better place.

Fr. Boni was laid to rest at St. Henry’s Oblate Cemetery in Belleville, IL.

He was born on June 30, 1914, in Evansville, IL, to Max and Catherine, nee Paulter, Wittenbrink. He served 76 years as a priest and 81 years as a vowed member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Wilma Kumke, Florentine Froelich, Eleanor Jackson, Sr. Dorine Wittenbrink, FSM, and Agatha Harst; and his brothers Cletus, Raymond, and H.J. Wittenbrink.  He is survived by nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MindsEye or to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 

By Mayoral Proclamation: Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 is Audio Description Day in Saint Louis

 
Saint Louis, MO – June 22, 2017 -  MindsEye seeks to create accessibility for the visually-impaired and blind for all theatres, museums, and events by providing audio description. MindsEye has had the great pleasure to work with many local theaters and organizations, including: The Repertory Theatre, Peabody Opera House, The Muny, Delta Gamma Center, and Circus Flora. Audio description means that every person who attends a theater production, regardless of visual impairment, has the chance to experience a rewarding performance.
 
It is with great joy that we announce Thursday, June 22, 2017 as Audio Description Day!
 
 

THANK YOU!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear MindsEye Supporter,

Thank YOU. 

During the busy, gift-giving day that is giveSTLday, so many people stepped up to support MindsEye. Thank you for that support! and for opening your heart to those who are blind and visually impaired in the Greater Saint Louis Area. 

During this celebration of the non-profit world - for 24 hours - Midnight to Midnight, we raised over $2700 for our community.

With you by their side, supporting MindsEye with your thoughtful and generous gift, listeners can relax and enjoy listening to their morning newspaper and favorite magazines.  And families are able to rest a little easier knowing that their loved one is feeling more secure and happier than they’ve felt in a long time.

At a time when many are asking for support, you’ve chosen to help people who would very likely never ask you or anyone else for help.  On their behalf, thank you for supporting MindsEye to enhance the lives of persons who are blind or visually-impaired.

 

Sincerely,

Marjorie Moore

President and CEO