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Rich Mackey

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November 10, 2014

World Series of Beep Baseball Comes to Rochester, NY

ROCHESTER, NY - The National Beep Baseball Association (NBBA) has officially announced that the 2015 World Series of Beep Baseball is coming to Rochester July 26th - August 1st at Grace & Truth Sportspark.

The goal of the World Series of Beep Baseball is to offer individuals who are blind or visually impaired an opportunity to compete for a baseball championship. There will be 20-25 teams with visual impairments participating from all over the country, as well as teams from Canada, Dominican Republic and Taiwan.

Hosting a prestigious event at this level requires support from many community leaders. Among these leaders are David and Ilene Flaum who have stepped up as the Presenting Sponsor on behalf of the University of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute. "It gives us great enjoyment to participate in the World Series of Beep Baseball," says David and Ilene Flaum. "The fact that the players are having so much fun and pleasure is extremely rewarding to us."

The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) has been an important partner as well. As the community leader for impacting the lives of the visually impaired, they have been a key component to the World Series coming to Rochester. Gidget Hopf, President & CEO of ABVI says, "ABVI is thrilled to be part of this important event which showcases the talents of people who are blind and visually impaired. We have a long history of empowering people to pursue their dreams and look forward to a great tournament."

Other partners that have stepped up to the plate in support of the World Series of Beep Baseball are the Western New York Lion's Club, Golisano Foundation, M&T Bank, Rochester Red Wings, Grace & Truth Sportspark, Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, and Camp-A-Bilities.

There are many different ways the community can get involved ranging from volunteering to supporting the Adopt-A-Ball Fundraising Campaign to sponsorship and many more. Please visit to find out all the ways to get involved.

To be selected to host the World Series of Beep Baseball, Monroe County Sports Commission on behalf of Rochester had to go up against many other communities. Public Relations Director of the NBBA said, "Rochester was selected to host this event due to the strong support of the community, a large volunteer pool and beautiful facilities that include great playing fields."