Washington State sends first beep baseball team to World Series

The Seattle South King Sluggers are heading to Ames, Iowa July 24th to participate in its first Beep Baseball World Series tournament. Go, Sluggers!

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Seattle Slugger Nancy Swaney runs for first base.

Anchorage rolled out the red carpet for the Seattle South King Sluggers Monday, June 27, as they battled against the Bucs. This was the biggest crowd ever at the stadium and the largest crowd to attend a beep baseball game EVER! When asked what he hoped they would accomplish, Ricky Kim said, “I hope people see as us athletes who happen to be blind.” Watch the media coverage.

Current teams: the Spokane Lion Pride, the Seattle South King Sluggers, and the Tacoma Tide. Contact the local Council chapter to see how you can support, volunteer, or tryout.

Summer 2016 Newsline is now online
The summer edition features WCB Fall Convention news, movie reviews, a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the latest beep baseball news, a new perspective on hating high school, a poem by a sixth-grader, and much more.

WCB Scholarship Applications are due August 15

Last year the WCB awarded a total of $17,500 to nine recipients. Why not you? Why not now?  Read the requirements and apply today.

Wilson Charles addresses the scholarship reception.
Pictured above, Wilson Charles, a 3-time WCB scholarship recipient, is a junior at the University of Washington, where he is double majoring in Political Science (International security option) and Philosophy. He is in the honors program and is carrying a 3.52 GPA. Mr. Charles plans to attend law school with the goal of becoming a diplomat.

New chapters forming

A new chapter is forming in the Skagit / Island counties. Wenatchee Valley Council of the Blind (WVCB) became an affiliate this Spring. They meet the second Saturday of the month at Lilac Services. Contact Mike Symonds, president, for more information at (509) 888-0895. To find a chapter near you visit our Chapters page.

WCB Leadership Training

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We train 16 people each year. Leadership classes prove effective, getting people engaged, learning to advocate in their communities. WCB is now developing a Leadership Institute. If interested, contact Steve Fiksdal.

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