[nfbmi-talk] Michigan Sports Club

Jeff Crouch k8tvv2 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 21:33:44 UTC 2015

hi Fred,
Who can I get connected with to find out more information about the beep baseball?

Thanks and warmest regards
Jeff Crouch
President of the Michigan Association of Blind Students

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 9, 2015, at 15:30, Fred Wurtzel via nfbmi-talk <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
> want.
> 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,
> Fred
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