2021 Mascoutah Invitational BeepBall Tournament

MindsEye is looking forward to its next big event, the Mascoutah Invitational BeepBall Tournament Presented by Mascoutah Eye Care, on September 18th! The event raises awareness and funds for MindsEye’s BeepBall program, including educational demonstrations and MindsEye’s own nationally competitive BeepBall team, the Gateway Archers. Described by athletes with a visual disability as “a dream…

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2021 Mascoutah Invitational BeepBall Tournament

2021 Ultimate BeepBall Tournament Wrap-Up (Afternoon Bracket)

The UBT afternoon pool consisted of teams that have played in multiple years’ worth of tournaments and have plenty of experience of being competitive. With all this experience, and after years of being runner-ups, one of these teams was finally going to win the tournament! This year’s teams were: Bumble Beeps, Cowboy BeepBop, Blind Luck…

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2021 Ultimate BeepBall Tournament Wrap-Up (Afternoon Bracket)

2021 Ultimate BeepBall Tournament Wrap-Up (Morning Bracket)

This year’s tournament (or should we say tournaments!) was filled with excitement, competitiveness… and most of all, fun! The morning bracket was comprised of four teams– Lighthouse for the Blind – St Louis, Team Layton (sponsored by Ameren Illinois), Emerson, and Mascoutah Eye Care. The morning bracket was meant to be more competitive, with all…

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2021 Ultimate BeepBall Tournament Wrap-Up (Morning Bracket)

Gateway Archers Prepare for Beep Baseball World Series Debut

Belleville, IL, July 14th, 2021– MindsEye’s nationally competitive BeepBall team, the Gateway Archers, is currently preparing for their National Beep Baseball Association (NBBA) World Series Debut in Wichita, Kansas July 26-31. BeepBall is an adaptive form of baseball that allows athletes of all visual abilities to play together.  All BeepBall players are blindfolded, except for the sighted…

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Gateway Archers Prepare for Beep Baseball World Series Debut

2021 MindsEye Volunteer Awards

Every year we celebrate our AMAZING volunteers who make our mission possible and recognize a few who’ve stood out throughout the year. After having to celebrate virtually in 2020, it was great to be back together in 2021 for an outdoor volunteer appreciation morning with coffee and donuts! Congratulations and a BIG thank you to…

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2021 MindsEye Volunteer Awards

Gateway Archers 2021 Season Underway

MindsEye’s own nationally competitive BeepBall team, the Gateway Archers, is well into their first full season! The team formed in 2020, but due to COVID-19 was only able to participate in one NBBA (National Beep BaseBall Association) tournament. During the off-season the Archers continued to practice, including a spring training day with the 4-time World…

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Gateway Archers 2021 Season Underway

Meet Kim and Mari Blumenthal

If you received the MindsEye spring appeal letter, you got to hear a little of the inspiring story of Kim and Mari Blumenthal. A mother-daughter BeepBall duo, they both play for the Gateway Archers (Mari is a sighted pitcher and catcher.) Thanks to the support of MindsEye donors, they’re able to afford to play together…

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Meet Kim and Mari Blumenthal