SoCal Beep Baseball and San Gabriel Valley Panthers Present
The Second Annual Pasadena Beep Baseball Bash
WHAT: SoCal Beep Baseball and the San Gabriel Valley Panthers, are holding their second Annual Beep Ball Bash; a fun, family-oriented fundraiser aimed at educating the public about the organization that brings America’s pastime to the blind and visually impaired.
The sport relies on beeping balls and bases to help players know when to swing or which base to run to. Attendees will be invited to try their hand at batting and base running while blindfolded. There will be food, a raffle and to culminate our event, the public will be able to watch a game in action!
Pricing: The event is open to the public and entry to watch is free. Additional purchases can be made with cash or debit/credit card at the registration table:
- $10 ticket to take your shot at hitting and running the bases.
- $25 per shirt. $20 per hat; $40 for the bundle.
- All press may participate free-of-charge.
WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
WHERE: Eaton Blanch Park
3100 E Del Mar Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107
EVENTS: 11:00 AM Event Commences
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM hitting and running
12:55 PM Singing of National Anthem by SGV Panthers Player Bee Yang
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Beep Baseball Game
After game: raffle prize winners announced; Event Adjourns
CONTACT: Kerstin Brucki
About the team:
San Gabriel Valley Panthers is a team within the SoCal Beep Baseball nonprofit organization. The Panthers and future SoCal Beep Baseball teams participate in tournaments and the annual World Series held by the National Beep Baseball Association (NBBA). The association is “committed to fostering competition and camaraderie through the game of beep baseball for the blind and visually impaired.” The athletic opportunities offered through Beep Baseball give those with visual impairments the chance to participate in sports without restrictions. Darren Keepers founded Socal Beep Baseball and the San Gabriel Valley Panthers in South Pasadena, California in 2018, after learning the closest team is in Las Vegas, Nevada. Keepers lost his vision when he was five years old and dreamed of joining a beep baseball team. As an adult, through his own self-determination, he made his dreams become a reality when he established the San Gabriel Valley Panthers. Through these activities and competition, people who are blind and visually impaired will enjoy baseball just like those with full sight. Players are often thanking Keepers with smiles, and sometimes tears, for the opportunity. For some players, it is the chance to get back into sports after losing their vision. For others, it is an opportunity to explore a new hobby. Players and fans come from all over California. In fact, two players fly down from the bay area once a month, another travels 3 hours each way by train from Oxnard each week, and others commute from other distant cities such as San Diego. Keepers, coaches, and volunteers continue to pull resources for players to experience beep baseball in California.
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