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Beep baseball is a baseball team for people who are blind or visually impaired. Envision is starting up a team and need dedicated volunteers for key positions.
See what beep baseball is all about. Watch this link to find out more.
Several dedicated volunteers are crucial for a team to survive. These volunteers may have several duties. A few key people are needed to be the pitcher, catcher and spotter(s). They must be willing to attend all practices and all tournaments which may require taking time off from their jobs to attend the weekend tournaments and taking a one week vacation to attend the World Series.
Continuity is vital! A pitcher must know his/her batters and know where to place the ball for each batter on his/her team. This knowledge comes from constant practice. The batters must know and trust their pitcher, they must be familiar with his/her rhythm for pitching and have faith that he/she will get the ball on their favorite bat at just the right spot for a great hit.
The catcher must work closely with the pitcher to set an accurate target for each batter as well as to know if each batter is set up properly in the batter's box. Each field spotter needs practice learning the defensive strategies so the fielders will feel comfortable with their spotter(s) and trust their calls.
The spotter or spotters call out a number to signify which part of the field a ball is traveling toward. Generally, the middle of the outfield is labeled 6, and either side, left and right, is numbered from 1 to 5 in a mirroring pattern. The spotter must also watch to ensure that nobody collides.
Other volunteer opportunities can include the following positions:
These volunteers are needed for Wichita Association of Blind Athletes (WABA)/Wichita Falcons.
Tournament info for 2019:
St. Louis - May 3rd to May 5th
Tulsa World Series - July 28 to August 4
610 N Main St, Wichita, KS 67203, US
The mission of Envision is to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.
The right choices and resources can open doors to new worlds of opportunity, especially if you are blind or low vision. Since 1933, Envision has become one of the nation’s most trusted service and employment providers for people who are blind or low vision. Envision provides services to people of all ages. From providing a job to providing much needed resources, the goal is always the same - independence.
For most Americans, holding a job is a sign of independence. Unfortunately, more than 70 percent of individuals who are blind or low vision are unemployed or underemployed. Almost 50 percent of the 400 Envision employees are blind or low vision, making Envision the nation’s second largest employer of individuals who are blind or low vision.
Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center
Envision provides vision rehabilitation, regardless of ability to pay. Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art services in one convenient location. Licensed and certified specialists work directly with individuals and their families, building independence and inspiring hope.
We'll work with your schedule.
2250 N Hoover RdWichita, KS 67205
February 8, 2019