Ability Sports Network will host youth campers for beep baseball

Baseball glove, bat and ball

A beep baseball game for a group of youth campers with visual impairments/blindness will be held at 12:45 p.m. on Monday, June 4, in the University Fitness Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

Admission is free. The game is being hosted by UAH’s Ability Sport Network (ASN). Beep baseball is played with a ball and bases that make noise to enable the athlete to know where to run.

"We are partnering with Alabama Institute of Deaf and Blind (AIDB) and the Bell Academy to provide this activity," says David Kye, ASN director. "The Bell Academy is essentially a summer braille camp for youth that have visual impairments. We are providing this activity as a service to AIDB and Bell."

UAH’s ASN is an adapted youth sport league focusing on Paralympic sports and intended for middle and high school students with functional limitations based on physical disabilities. These can include but are not limited to amputation, paralysis or other impairments caused by a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy or stroke. Students should not be eligible for Special Olympics in order to participate in the ASN.

The ASN is funded by a grant from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE). To find out more or get involved, visit the ASN website or check out the Facebook page.


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