The public is welcome to attend practice and tournament games June 24th-25th

St. Louis, MO, June 14th, 2022— MindsEye proudly announces its 16th “Ultimate BeepBall
Tournament” on Saturday, June 25th. The annual event raises funds and awareness by bringing together
athletes with varying vision levels and those with full sight. BeepBall is an adaptive form of baseball in
which players are blindfolded and guided by sound– the beeping ball, buzzing bases, and cues from the
sighted pitcher and spotters.

The 2022 Ultimate BeepBall Tournament will occur from 9 am-3 pm at Fenton Park, located at 1215
Larkin Williams Road, Fenton, MO 63026. 12 competing teams are sponsored by local organizations and
businesses, including co-presenting sponsors Ameren Illinois and the Lions District 26-M2 Eye
Foundation. The general public is invited to attend as spectators.

At this year’s tournament, participants will be joined by members of the Gateway Archers, St. Louis’ own
nationally competitive BeepBall team. The Archers were formed in 2020 and finished 9th in their first
National Beep Baseball Association (NBBA) League World Series appearance in 2021. To compete in
the NBBA, all players must have a qualifying visual impairment. The team is one of the latest initiatives
of MindsEye, a Belleville, IL, based nonprofit that has served the St. Louis Metro area for nearly 50 years
through programs supporting individuals who are blind or have low vision.

In preparation for the Ultimate BeepBall Tournament, the Gateway Archers will host an open practice on
Friday, June 24th with NBBA Hall of Fame pitcher Johnnie Walker. Archer Demetris “D-Mo” Morrow, a
St. Louis native now based in Minnesota, will also be in town for the practice. In the words of D-Mo, “as
a kid and an avid sports fan, I always dreamed of playing for the hometown sports team… to have the
chance to play for my hometown Gateway Archers BeepBall team is like a dream come true.” The public
is welcome to attend this practice, which will take place from 4:15-6:30 pm at the SLU Medical Center
Stadium (3300 Hickory St, St. Louis, MO 63104).

MindsEye strives to build a more inclusive community by translating vision into audio for individuals
who are blind or have low vision. The Broadcast Information Program provides listeners access to long-form journalism and local news. The Audio Description Program enables every person who attends a
theatre production or museum exhibit the chance to enjoy a rewarding experience. The Beepball Program
raises awareness and support for athletes who are blind or have low vision. For more information, visit

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Laura Foughty

Development and Communications Coordinatorlfoughty@mindseyeradio.org618-394-6221

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