R-4 Best Light Feature - Beep baseball comes to Champaign

R-4 Best Light Feature - Beep baseball comes to Champaign

R-4 Best Light Feature - Beep baseball comes to Champaign: Play now!

This report from WDWS reporter Scott Beatty profiles a unique take on the game of baseball that's geared for the blind.  The story aired on July 18th, 2014, on WDWS and WHMS.  The story utilizes both natural sound of a beep baseball game and interviews with beep baseball players.  Beatty's preparation for the report included researching and becoming familiar with beep baseball, and the airing of the report was a public service, as it provided promotion for a local service group.

The report's anchor lead reads as follows:  You'll have an opportunity to watch a unique baseball game tomorrow in Champaign, but the players won't be watching you. Scott Beatty has more.

The report's anchor tag reads as follows:  In between games of a doubleheader, which begins at 10 tomorrow morning, attendees will have an opportunity to be blindfolded and try beep ball for themselves. Admission is free.

More information on beep baseball can be found here, and more information on the Champaign Lions Club can be found here.

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