According to officials from the national disability non-profit the Beautiful Lives Project, an event coming to Forsyth County this July will put blind and disabled residents on the field with some of the country’s best softball players, allowing many of them to participate in sports for the first time.
According to spokesman Bryce Weiler, the event, a modified softball game and “carnival style” party, will be held at Fowler Park on Sunday, July 14, and will allow local disabled individuals to participate in games and activities with assistance from experienced high school softball players.
Weiler said that events like this one, which make sports and other activities accessible to people with disabilities, is part of the Beautiful Lives Project’s mission in the country.
“We have been working to give disabled individuals experiences they might not have otherwise been able to take part in such as programs in sports, the arts, and with cheer and dance teams as well,” he said.
In addition to the modified softball game, Weiler said the event will also feature blow up slides and games, music from a DJ, hair artists, photo booth and snacks, from 6:30-9 p.m.
Weiler said disabled residents of any age range can attend the event, and interested parties can register for the event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 812-889-5673 by July 10.
More information about the Beautiful Lives Project can be found at www.beautifullives.org.