Take me out to the ball game: The 2012 Beep Baseball Championships

The below press release has prompted me to create a new category on the Accessible Insights Blog, and I don’t know why I haven’t done it before.  Going forward, you’ll find the Accessible Sports" category on the page, and there you can read some posts on everything from wheelchair basketball to goalball, the Paralympic games to beep baseball.  That is the subject of the press release below.  If you know of, or are participating in, any sports events that fit the category, drop me a note and let me know.  also, if there are any facilities or destination locations for accessible sports, whether that’s accessible hiking trails, specialized gear or news of athletes and their achievements, I’d love it if you could give me a heads-up.  Just use the accessible contact form at the top of the page. 


The National Beep Baseball Association
For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Kevin Barrett
NBBA Media Group
The NBBA Media Group


Live from Ames Iowa, the 2012 Beep Baseball World series Championship Game.
The National Beep Baseball Association — Friday, July 20, 2012
The National Beep Baseball Association in partnership with KASI, A Clear Channel Radio Station, will be bringing live coverage of the 2012 Beep Baseball World Series from the Campus of Iowa State University. As part of the week long beep baseball tournament being held in Ames Iowa, the championship game is set to air live on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM Central Time.

The Ames Convention and visitors Bureau, host for the 2012 Beep Baseball World Series, is hosting 17 teams from all over the Continental United States and Taiwan during the week long competition. A combination of 375 athletes and volunteers from different teams make up the teams competing for the top honor.

Kevin Barrett, Director of Public Relations for the NBBA states, "Beep baseball has been played competitively since 1976, but never has it been aired globally for all to listen to it in the NBBA’s entire history."

Dan Greene, President of the NBBA stated, "Beep Baseball is a sport for everyone and anyone throughout the world, and with the live coverage of our championship game, we will reach out to the world and show how wonderful our sport really can be."


Thank you to our sponsors
The NBBA would like to thank the advertisers for the live broadcast. These corporations who serve the blind and partially sighted community who are partnering with the NBBA to bring this broadcast live, are:

AI Squared
Braille Works
Elegant Insights Jewelry
Independent Living Aids
The National Beep Baseball Association
Listening to the live coverage:
If you are going to be on hand to be part of the Championship game, you can tune in locally on your handheld radio to 1430 KASI on the AM dial. If you are anywhere else, you can listen live by clicking on the below link on your Windows or Apple computer. Be sure to have the most recent update of the flash player and you can listen live.Click here to listen live.
Click here to listen live

If you want to listen on your iPhone/iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows 7 phone or Kindle device click here.  Coverage begins at:

11:45 AM Eastern
10:45 AM Central
9:45 AM Mountain
8:45 AM Pacific

on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from the heartland of America, Ames Iowa. Tune in and experience the amazing athleticism of Beep Baseball.

About the National Beep Baseball Association:
The NBBA first began in 1976, and has facilitated and provided the opportunity for the sport of beep baseball to be played by those who are blind or partially sighted throughout the United States and Taiwan. For more information on how you can start your own team and enjoy all that Beep baseball offers, visit:
The National Beep Baseball Association




Enhance your style profile with ACB students at national convention

This year at the National American Council of the Blind convention in Louisville, Kentucky, there is a must-attend session for women who want to learn about the hottest new ways to enhance their style profile, and pick up some tips for dressing to impress in any business or casual context.  Caitlin Lynch is the second vice president for the American
Council of Blind Students; the student affiliate of ACB, and is also the Convention coordinator for the student meetings and events at Convention.  "This year, we’re having a Fashion Forward
Roundtable for women as one of our programs," says Lynch.  The session will be held in the Morrow room of the conference venue, the Galt House hotel.     
The session will be on Monday, July 9, from 4:15 to 5:30 pm.  If you preregister, the cost is $5.00, but it’s only $7.00 for a ticket at the door.  Here is a bit more information about the session, as described in the ACB session announcement:

What do you wear to a job interview? Do black shoes match gray
slacks? How much make up is too much? What kind of jewelry is
appropriate to wear on a date or out to dinner? How do you do your
hair in a way that is flattering to your face? Come get the answers
to these crucial questions from the feminine fashion experts at ACB
Students and other knowledgeable women of the ACB community. We have
the tips to keep you looking, and feeling, fabulous!


One of the fashionable inspirations you can expect to learn about at the session is Elegant Insights Braille Creations.  Elegant Insights has donated a number of jewelry items to be used to raise funds for the students.  Also, you will be able to see some of my beautiful Elegant Insights being worn by several ladies acting as "roving models" throughout the conference.  If you’ve been curious about the Elegant Insights product line, and have wanted to explore some of the items firsthand, this is a great opportunity.  Feel free to introduce yourself to the ladies, ask them about what they’re wearing, and give them the full paparazzi treatment!  Look for Kerri Regan: Secretary for the NY Council of the Blind, Sara Conrad, who is the president of ACB Students and running for a position on the board of directors.  Also Brenda Dillon, the second VP of ACB, and finally, seek out Patty Slaby, who is the head of the scholarship
committee.  These fashion icons will all be wearing various Elegant Insights jewelry items, and will be offering tips as to how to wear them.  So, be sure to attend the session and get answers to the pressing questions you may have about how to look your best when a mirror is just very little help at all!

For more information about the 51st annual conference for the American Council of the Blind, go here:


For more information about Elegant Insights Braille Creations, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Elegant.Insights or call 509-264-2588.



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