Macer, House honor Indy Thunder, winner of National Beep Baseball Championship
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March 9, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana House members today joined State Representative Karlee Macer (D-Indianapolis) in honoring the Indy Thunder for winning the 2016 National Beep Baseball Association World Series title.
The Indy Thunder baseball team is an organization for the blind and visually impaired community who wish to participate in organized sports.
“Their desire is to enlighten and educate the community about the capacity and abilities of blind and visually impaired individuals,” said Macer. “Their goal is that no blind or visually impaired person is to be denied the opportunity to play sports.”
The team completed an 11-1 season in 2016 by winning the National Beep Baseball Association World Series in Ames, Iowa, last July, with an 18-6 win over the Boston Renegades.
Team members work and play competitively together as a team and organize fund raisers so they can host the annual Indy Thunder Beep Baseball Bonanza tournament. They also participate in exhibition games and do public speaking throughout the community.
They actively seek the involvement of volunteers to work with individuals to improve their mental and physical confidence and create a bond between the sighted and the visually impaired.
Joining Macer today were several team members and manager Darnell Booker.
“These players dedicate themselves to the highest standards of sportsmanship,” said Macer. “I am so proud to present the Indy Thunder baseball team with this resolution because they have truly earned it and deserve recognition for their courage and perseverance.”