Baseball With An Amazing Twist
Described by blind athletes as “a dream come true,” Beepball adds a spin on baseball that allows those who are legally blind to compete.
Players are guided by sound, not sight-- the sound of the beeping ball, buzzing bases, and cues from the pitcher. While the game provides unique opportunities for blind athletes, it also brings the blind community a step closer to ever sought-after acceptance and equality.
MindsEye’s commitment to creating more of those moments into our community means that Beepball is no longer a one-day event!
This venture is designed to get EVERYONE in the game.
…an educational service to create awareness of the visually-impaired community.
…an opportunity for team building and fun.
…a way to connect all citizens to Saint Louis’s vibrant baseball community and heritage.
MindsEye Beepball Tournaments
MindsEye hosts two tournaments each year; The Ultimate Beepball Tournament and The Beepball Fall Classic
The Ultimate Beepball Tournament
Join MindsEye on Saturday, July 13th for the 13th Annual Ultimate Beepball Tournament at Assumption Parish
In the Ultimate Beepball Tournament, everyone is blindfolded, except the pitcher and catcher. This unique sport brings together blind and sighted athletes in a day of fun!
2018 Beepball Champs- Lighthouse for the Blind Saint Louis
The Beepball Fall Classic Tournament
Join MindsEye on Sunday October 13th, 2019 for the Beepball Fall Classic Tournament at Sunset Hills Athletic Fields
2018 Champion – STL Firing Squad
Vision for the Game
A.J. is MindsEye's "Ambassador of Beepball." Here he is pictured with his parents after receiving his 2015 Vision for the Game award. A.J. promoted beepball at his elementary school where MindsEye hosted a beepball demonstration to help A.J. share the sport with his sighted classmates.
MindsEye is committed to making Beepball educational by doing demonstrations inside schools and institutions in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Whether its visiting schools like River Bend Elementary School, Webster University and the Special School District of St. Louis County, MindsEye is committed to teaching about inclusivity, blindness*, sportsmanship, and collaborative teamwork.
MindsEye is also educating people at events! Just this past year we helped dozens of people at events like the Great Grilled Cheese Off 2018 and STL Square Off Festival 2018 learn about the great game of Beepball.
Want to have a fun way to do some corporate team building? How about a fun game of Beepball between a group of friends? MindsEye is available to provide all the equipment and staff you need to play a game of Beepball at your next event!
Beepball athletes and MindsEye’s work demonstrates the importance of this unique sport to the local community while explaining some more specifics of game play. Here is a sample of past new coverage:
- From the Belleville News-Democrat, A shotgun blast to the face blinded him, but it didn’t keep him off the ballfield: https://www.bnd.com/sports/article214613190.html#storylink=cpy
- From KMOX, How did it feel to hit the ball? ‘Exhilarating!’ https://kmox.radio.com/articles/dad-son-play-baseball-together-1st-time-thanks-beepball
- From KSDK, ‘Beep Baseball’ is the coolest sport you’ve never heard of: https://www.ksdk.com/article/sports/beep-baseball-is-the-coolest-sport-youve-never-heard-of/63-558639517
- From KMOV, Visually impaired players taking part in ‘Beep Ball’ in South County: https://www.kmov.com/news/visually-impaired-players-taking-part-in-beep-ball-in-south/article_c8d89d91-c4bc-5d68-9375-adc248982733.html
- From Fox 2, Beepball Tournament brings America’s favorite pastime to the blind: https://fox2now.com/2016/07/16/beepball-tournament-bring-americas-favorite-pastime-to-the-blind/