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Renegades Rock Climbing is Coming!

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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

http://www.centralrockgym.com/bookeo.php?s=watertown

Renegade coach, Lisa Andrews, addresses the crowd about the Renegades and recruited a few volunteers to help with our upcoming rock climbing event.

The event was hosted by Waypoint adventures.  Pictured in red is Randy Pierce and one of the owners of Wayside, Adam Combs (to Randy's left in the vest).

Come Rock climbing with the Renegades!

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.

Poster advertising Rock Climbing with the Renegades fundraiser,  Central Rock Gym on Saturday, 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
• Raffle

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:

http://www.centralrockgym.com/bookeo.php?s=watertown

We hope to see you at the top!!!

The Renegades Hit the Big Screen!

Best Dog Ever Films’ award winning documentary comes to Boston for its premier of “The Renegades: A Beepball Story”

Poster advertising the Boston Premier of "The Renegades: A Beepball Story", Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Revere Hotel Boston Common

Hope you will be able to join us for this special evening and celebrate the abilities of blind people, volunteerism and baseball!  Reserve your seat today by calling Jennifer Stewart at 617-266-6160 x 436, or emailing her at jstewart@nbp.org.

For directions and parking visit: The Revere Hotel Boston Common

On site parking is $14 for 2 hours, $18 for 3 hours, and $22 for 3 – 12 hours.  Valet parking is also available.

To see a trailer of the documentary, visit Best Dog Ever Films

Renegades WIN SNOB! Best Feature Length Documentary!

Logo of the 2012 SNOB Film Festival, which was held in Concord, New Hampshire
The Somewhat North of Boston (SNOB) Film Festival held its 11th annual festival in Concord, NH.  This would be the first film festival to show our long anticipated documentary about our team filmed primarily in 2005.  When the weekend was over, our film, “The Renegades: a Beep Ball Story” won the category for best independent documentary.   Jack and Liz Clancy Lerner of Best Dog Ever Films worked on this film for years and their efforts were rewarded with an amazing night and weekend.
Our own Bryan Grillo blogged about this as well:

Here is a short video of the moments leading up to the film shot from the crowd:
https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=10151266255247962

Here are some photos of the event:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151331307024804.530199.298440869803&type=1&l=9a0b7a6ae2

World Premiere of a Documentary on the Renegades is November 10th at the SNOB Film Festival

image of "The Renegades: A Beep Ball Story" Documentary's posterOn Saturday, November 10th, a feature length documentary about the Boston Renegades called “The Renegades: A Beep Ball Story” will be having its World Premiere at the SNOB Film Festival in Concord, New Hampshire. The show is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm. You can get information about the event on their web site or purchase tickets here.

There will be future showings of this movie in the Boston area and we hope to have those dates to you by mid November if possible.

This movie is produced by Best Ever Dog Films and the father/daughter tandem of Jack Clancy and Liz Clancy Lerner. The film follows the Renegades primarily for the 2005 season but catches looks in at us as we grow over the following few years. It follows the Renegades as we play tournaments throughout the US culminating with a World Series in Houston. Each player has a story to tell about their blindness. Can a particular player make the team? Will another player finally score his first run in 7 years? Can a female player compete? Can Boston finally beat New York after years of futility? Will the Renegades win the World Series? Are they playing to win or just playing to play? It’s not just a sports movie, it’s a dynamic emotional roller coaster.

We hope that our fans, friends and family will join us for a showing of this film and get a deeper appreciation for the hard work, sweat and tears that go into what we know as the Renegade experience!

The Renegades Return to Chronicle

The Boston Renegades appeared on Chronicle on October 19, 2012 as the theme of the show was called “Abled” and featured people with a disability finding a way to get things done. Our very own Larry Haile and Guy Zuccarello made an appearance on the show. The clip shows the team playing ball but focuses on life outside of the game for two of our abled players as we get a glimpse inside the lives of these two fascinating Renegade characters.

The Renegades March in Woburn Host Lions Halloween parade

Photo of the Renegades marching in the 2012 Lion's Halloween paradeOn Sunday, October 28 the Boston Renegades participated in the Woburn Host Lions 58th Annual Halloween Parade.

The Lions go all out for this event and made the Renegades feel welcomed by building us a float.  We were even the lead float for the whole parade!  We gathered a group of players, coaches and family members all decked out in Renegade uniforms and had a blast.  We waved to the fans, gave away about 1,200 pieces of candy to kids and made some noise.  One would think the Renegade cheers, the beeping balls and the buzzing base would be heard.  It was tough to get over the roar of the crowd and the roar of a race car that followed us in the line up.

The Renegades want to thank the Woburn Host Lions for their continued support of our program.  We look forward to supporting them again next year in both their Lobster bake  and halloween parade!

Woburn Daily Times Chronicle Captures the Lions Supporting the Renegades Beast of the East Title

The Woburn Lions have been playing against the Boston Renegades for three years but this season, they hosted a double header between the Boston Renegades and the Long Island Bombers to crown the Beast of the East champion. The Renegades are very thankful to the Lions for their continued support. They organized a great event that included food, T-Shirts, umpires, volunteers, lining the fields and many more contributions. We hope this may be the start of something even bigger for the future. To view the featured article, please click on links to the following 2 formats:
click here for a readable version of the article in htm format
click here for a version of the article in visual pdf format

Boston Sweeps Long Island to win Third Straight Beast of The East Title!

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Team photo with trophy after winning the Third Straight Beast of The East Title in 2012

 

 

On August 11, in Woburn, The Woburn Lions hosted a double header between the Boston Renegades and the Long Island Bombers. In what threatened to be a rainy day ended up being nice out. That sunshine was bright for Boston and helped them to 7-2 and 5-2 victories over the Bombers. These two wins crowned the Renegades as the best team on the East coast for the third year in a row. Many thanks to the Woburn Lions for hosting this game. Please see our game results links for more information about this game (Link to the 2012 Results page)