2022 New Gateway Archers

Demetrius Morrow “I’m super excited. As a kid and an avid sports fan, you always dream of playing for the hometown sports teams when you’re outside playing whatever sport you are at the time. To have the chance to play for my hometown Gateway Archers beepball team is like a dream come true.”-Demetris Morrow “Demetrius…

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2022 New Gateway Archers

Gateway Archers 12/4 Edwardsville Practice

          December is upon us! The final month of the year gives us all the opportunity to gather around our loved ones, reflect on the past year, and celebrate the important things in life – like BeepBall!           Yes, the BeepBall program here at MindsEye doesn’t know the meaning of “off-season” as the Gateway Archers…

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Gateway Archers 12/4 Edwardsville Practice

SLU Ophthalmology and Gateway Archers “Play Ball”

On Saturday, October 9th, MindsEye’s own Gateway Archers BeepBall team came together with members of the St. Louis University Ophthalmology department for a great afternoon of BeepBall! The SLU group was spearheaded by Dr. Thomas Porter, a SLUCare physician specializing in Optometry and Low Vision. Dr. Porter is a former MindsEye Board Member. He is…

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SLU Ophthalmology and Gateway Archers “Play Ball”

Gateway Archers 2021 World Series Wrap-Up

At the end of July, the Gateway Archers took to the road to attend the BeepBall World Series in Wichita, Kansas. Amidst the heat and humidity that joined in on the festivities, the Archers proved that they are not a team to be taken lightly! After starting in 17th place, the Archers went 5-4 and…

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Gateway Archers 2021 World Series Wrap-Up

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

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