On March 10, Before the season begins in earnest, the Renegades reached out to the ViStars, a group of students with visual impairments, to discuss beep baseball and to play a friendly game of Goal Ball, an adaptive sport for the blind. Although the Renegades were defeated by the V stars by a score of 4 to 7, the students seem to appreciate learning about the sport from the beep baseball superstars. The team hopes to see some of the Vi stars at a future practice where they can learn about Beep Baseball.
The ViStars are relatively new on the sports scene in the Boston area and we have hopes that we can work with them to give more opportunity to people with visual impairments to play team sports in the greater Boston area. This was a great first step in making that happen. Coach Kara Peters was instrumental in making this happen as she coaches for both of these programs.
Pictured are Renegade coach Kara Peters, Joe Quintanilla and Larry Haile with the players and coaches from the VIStars.
Joe Q and Larry talk to the Vistars team
Larry and Q try to make a stop on a shot on their goal
On Monday, March 10, Coach Lisa Andrews attended an event to hear about a blind climber named Randy Pierce. Randy Pierce lost his vision at age 22 and has faced numerous challenges as result of an unknown neurological disease. His latest accomplishment: climbing all 48 of the rugged 4,000+ foot peaks in the White Mountains. Randy’s organization 2020 Vision Quest uses adventure to raise awareness and inspire others to set their own visions and achieve their own goals.
The event was hosted by Waypoint adventures. They were awesome and allowed the Renegades to have Lisa Andrews talk about beep baseball and our upcoming rock climbing event at Central Rock Gym in April. Lisa was able to recruit a few volunteers to help us with this event, to give us experienced belayers to help our climbers climb to the top. We hope you will consider coming rock climbing with the Renegades on Saturday, April 5th from 1-4 pm. Pre registration is required. Please use the following link to sign up. Choose “special events” and Renegades beep baseball fundraiser
Join the Boston Renegades for a rock climbing expedition at the premiere indoor rock climbing facility, Central Rock Gym on Saturday, on April 5th from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., in Watertown at 74 Acton Street.
All proceeds from the event go to help fund the Renegades as they travel to the World Series in Rochester, Minnesota to compete against the top teams of beep baseball around the country.
Included in your $35 experience are:
• Climbing equipment
• Belayer training will be provided
Whether you are a first time climber, or have been climbing for years, support the Renegades and climb with them.
• Challenge yourself and climb with a blindfold
• Create team building experience for your family and friends
• Exercise and have fun and support a great charity!
• Reach for the top!!
Pre-registration is required. Please use the following link to sign up. Choose “special events” and Renegades beep baseball fundraiser:
We hope to see you at the top!!!