The National Beep Baseball Association World Series, an annual tradition since 1976, is the most important event of the Beep Baseball season; and this year will be the second time the World Series has come to Ames, Iowa.
This action-packed event will begin on Monday, July 25 with Opening Ceremonies. Tournament play begins Tuesday, July 26 and will go through Saturday, July 30 out at the Southeast Intramural Sports Complex, just east of Jack Trice Stadium. There will be 20 talented teams traveling from across the nation to compete for the 2016 World Series Championship title, and it won’t be an easy feat.
So what is Beep Baseball?
Beep Baseball is the adaptive version of the traditional game of baseball for the blind and visually impaired. You will see players dive onto the ground to stop a beeping ball and run full speed toward the sound of a buzzing base to score a run for their team. All the equipment used for the sport has been modified to accommodate visually impaired players and, because of varying degrees of impairment, fielders and batters will be wearing blindfolds.
The Beep Baseball World Series is full of excitement, determination, teamwork, and skilled performances by players with visual impairment having fun in the midst of extreme competition. The World Series games are open to the public and free to attend. Be sure to make your way out to the Southeast Intramural Sports Complex and cheer on these talented teams.
If you are interested in volunteering for the event, there are a variety of ways you can get involved while also enjoying the games. Register to become a volunteer online or call the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau office at 515.232.4032.
If you would like to learn more about this event, visit the Ames Beep Baseball website. We can’t wait to see you on the fields!