The Renegades were featured in an article about the Beast of the East Championship. The articles ran in the north and west editions of the Sunday Globe.
Renegades featured twice in the Watertown Tab
The Renegades were features in an article in the Watertown Tab this past week in the lead up to the Beast of the East tournament in Woburn.
They were then featured again after they won the Beast of the East tournament. This second article also ran on the Waltham Wicked Local site.
Local Boston TV news stations ran several stories on the Renegades and the Beast of the east Tournament
Renegades Coach Ben Coiner was recently featured in The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Bulletin. In the article, Ben talks about his love for volunteering outside of work. His volunteer work coaching with the Renegades is prominently featured in the article.
Mellisa Hoyt was recently featured in an article on the Mito Action website. The article talks about Mellisa and her fight with mitochondrial disease. It also talks about beep baseball, the Renegades and how Mellisa, as the only female member of the team, is an inspiration. Mellisa recently threw out the first pitch at a Red Sox game, while the rest of the team stood on the filed with her. The full article can be read on the mitoaction.org website.
Tim Syphers was interviewed as part of an article which ran in the quarterly magazine published by the Perkins School for the Blind. The article was about blind athletes who accel in competitive sports. The article, with a section about Tim and the team, can be read on the Perkins site.
Coach Rob Weissman was recently interviewed by IBM about the work he does coaching, fundraising and managing the Renegades. The interview was posted in an article internal to IBM in November, 2016. The contents of the article can be found in the following PDF.
The Boston Renegades made the NBBA 2016 Championship game in Ames, Iowa. The game was streamed live at the time. After the series, Graham Mathenia compiled the video and produced a high quality video for the league. The video includes play by play and color commentary provided by Kevin Sibson and Dave Benney. It was a huge moment in NBBA history as these two teams had never played in a World Series. History was written on this day!
On March 24, 2016, an article appeared in the Atlantic where Sara Chodosh interviewed many people around the country to explore competitive sports for the blind in the Health section of the Atlantic. Coach, Rob Weissman was interviewed as part of the article to get his unique take on coaching the Renegades. Read the article here
With the Beep Baseball World Series coming to update New York in 2015, the Baseball Hall of Fame partnered with the Renegades to put on a program at the hall of fame after the tournament was over. We also worked with the Hall of fame to get some items donated into the museum. They wrote two articles about this experience that appeared in their monthly news letters
IBM has donated thousands of dollars to the Renegades over the years due to the work of their employee, Rob Weissman. They wrote a quick story about his work and placed it on the IBM web site in their stories of service section for Community involvement. You can read that story here
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