At the invitation of the Hickory Hills Lions Club, the Chicago Comets Beep Baseball Team will “Head for the Hills” on Sunday, August 17th to play their fifth annual exhibition game against the Hickory Hills City Council and other ball players from Hickory Hills.
Sunday, August 17
Martin Park – 7800 West 89th Place
(Across the street from the Community Center, just West of the tollway.
Take Roberts Road to 89th Place, then go East on 89th Place to Martin Park.)
Admission is Free!
The Chicago Comets is a group of blind and visually impaired athletes from the Chicagoland area who love to play baseball. The Comets are members of the National Beep Baseball Association (NBBA) and compete against other NBBA teams from all over the country. In 2003, they won the World Series of Beep Baseball.
Beep Baseball is a version of conventional baseball that has been adopted to allow visually impaired athletes to compete. Beep baseball uses 16″ softballs that beep and 4′ tall bases that buzz which allow blind and visually impaired athletes to play and enjoy America’s pasttime.
In their exhibition games, the Comets play against teams of sighted individuals who wear blindfolds and try to play and experience Beep Baseball firsthand.
No pun intended, but you have to see a “Beep” baseball game to believe just how challenging and how much fun it can be!