In 2010, Beep Kickball was founded by Judy Byrd while volunteering with the Atlanta Beep Baseball Team. She noticed all the players were older teens and adults and wondered what sport the younger children played. Then it came to her – Beep Kickball. Same rules, different ball! ECU students and faculty had a chance to experience beep kickball for themselves during Byrd’s visit to campus. Players donned blindfolds, used in all games to help equalize players’ vision, and used their sense of hearing to kick and field the ball and make it to the bases. Byrd, HHP faculty and students from the recreational therapy and adaptive physical education programs also visited Wintergreen Intermediate School in Greenville for a game. Students in second through fourth grades gathered in the gym for their first game of beep kickball.
She can be contacted at 770-317-2035 or JudyByrd@gmail.com.