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

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

Magan Harms Wins ACB Audio Description Award

The MindsEye Arts and Culture Coordinator will be recognized at this year’s American Council of the Blind virtual Conference and Convention Belleville, IL, June 25th, 2021—MindsEye is proud to announce that Arts and Culture Coordinator Magan Harms is the 2021 recipient of the American Council of the Blind (ACB) Audio Description Achievement Award for an…

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Magan Harms Wins ACB Audio Description Award

Welcoming New Staff Members Rodney and Adam

Meet MindsEye’s newest staff members, Rodney Cotton and Adam Clark! Rodney Cotton joined the MindsEye staff in April of 2021 to run the studio on weekends and act as a program and production assistant. A St. Louis native, he attended Parkway South High school and currently lives in the city. During the week you can…

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Welcoming New Staff Members Rodney and Adam

MindsEye Drive-In Gala Wrap-Up

On June 12th, MindsEye held its first-ever Drive-In Gala Fundraiser! The event was the “Covid-safe” replacement for this year’s Soiree. 50 cars of MindsEye supporters filled the Sheldon Concert Hall parking lot for an evening of music, food, and film. Some highlights included a visit by Marty McFly and his genuine 1981 DeLorean, stirring remarks…

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MindsEye Drive-In Gala Wrap-Up

Volunteer Spotlight — Kelli Fienen

Kelli started volunteering for MindsEye in early 2020 and just won the “Rookie of the Year” Volunteer Award! She reads remotely from Independence, KS, where she works as a VP for Bank of America. MindsEye Communications and Development Coordinator Laura Foughty got a chance to interview Kelli by e-mail this week: Laura: When and how…

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Volunteer Spotlight — Kelli Fienen