[nfbmi-talk] Michigan Sports Club
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Mon Nov 9 21:33:44 UTC 2015
Who can I get connected with to find out more information about the beep baseball?
Thanks and warmest regards
President of the Michigan Association of Blind Students
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> On Nov 9, 2015, at 15:30, Fred Wurtzel via nfbmi-talk <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Wow! What a wonderful, positive and up building convention! I feel so
> good. We spent a lot of time this past weekend on transportation. As blind
> people it is always a challenge to get around. Fitness can play an
> important role in this. We may not feel like walking a half mile to a bus
> stop or hustling across a busy street with a short light.
> The NFB is looking at fitness as an aspect of how blind people are perceived
> and how we perceive ourselves. Kevan Worley discussed Wefit Wellness this
> past weekend. He provided statistics about obesity rates among blind people
> compared to the general population. Now, I wish to quickly say that I am no
> paragon of fitness. My standard of measure is how my fitness affects my
> life activities. If I cannot do what I want because of fitness, I know I
> must do something. In other words, fitness is part of living the lives we
> As many of you know, I like outdoor activities. I like to be outside in the
> woods or almost any place else. Some of our members like Beep Baseball.
> Some of our members like Goal Ball. Some of our members like cross-country
> skiing. If you are interested in developing these or any other ideas into
> something which we can come together to fellowship and build our
> organization with, I invite you to let me know. I only wish to serve as a
> means of connecting people. I will not likely play Goal ball or even Beep
> Baseball, though baseball is my favorite sport. I would take great joy in
> knowing that our members are enjoying these sports and building our
> organization by attracting more people to what we do. So, let me know, or
> simply start a thread on this list about your interests and ideas.
> A great example of how fitness may be combined with our core values is that
> our Grand Rapids Chapter is planning a Walk-a-thon in the spring as a
> fundraiser. What a great way to combine fitness, affiliate building and
> fundraising. We will be in the public space showing that blind people have
> all kinds of talents, interests and we will have the opportunity to share
> our issues of concern with everyone we meet.
> If you wish to start this week, meet me and some other blind people at
> Woldumar Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing Road, in Lansing at 9:00 AM, to
> walk off road. We are presently all Federation members, but we invite
> anyone to join with us to enjoy the outdoors and each other's company. We
> are leisurely about our approach, so, do not feel you need to maintain an
> Olympic pace to participate. We will just have fun, get exercise and enjoy
> the outdoors.
> Warmest Regards,
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