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April 5, 2013

Your long island bombers

The Long Island Bombers are a dedicated group of baseball enthusiasts from the Long Island and tri-state area. They just happen to be blind and visually impaired. They hold rigorous practices, instructional clinics and play exhibition and competitive games against sighted and other visually impaired teams in the metropolitan area. The combined efforts of our players, volunteers and supporters are what make the Long Island Bombers successful.

2013 NBBA World Series

The Bombers are excited to take part in this year's NBBA World Series in Columbus, Georgia. Teams from all over the country and Taiwan compete for an entire week in the most competitive games of beep baseball.

Here is a look at the talented Bombers roster for the series:

Pasquale Agnone, Alex Barrera, Joseph DeJesus, Meghan Fink, John Gilroy, Jim Hughes, Ed Plumacher, Matt Puvogel and Braulio Thorne

Tony Galante, Tish Gilroy, Jeff Hottensen, Joe Puvogel and James Sciortino

Bowling with the Bombers

On Saturday, April 13, the Bombers will host its first-ever Bowl-A-Thon from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at Farmingdale Lanes. Join us for three hours of bowling and help support the team's 2013 season and trip to the NBBA World Series in Georgia.

The $20 per person price includes bowling, shoe rental, pizza and soda. Combined with a 50/50 drawing, a Chinese auction will be held with exciting prizes such as tickets to upcoming Yankees and Mets games, gift cards, restaurant certificates and much more.

Bowl with the Bombers, and feel the thunder.

Hitting Hofstra

The Bombers will perform a demonstration of beep baseball for Hofstra University's Delta Gamma at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. The national fraternity, which fosters high ideals of friendship among women, focuses its philanthropy efforts on people with visual impairments. Service for Sight, their campaign, offers grants that are issued to organizations that share Delta Gamma Foundation's mission.

The April 6 event will provide awareness of the Bombers and beep baseball to the organization and Hofstra community.  

First Up

The Long Island Bombers opened its 2013 season at the Braille Challenge on February 2 at W.T. Clarke Middle School. The Bombers taught students the rules and intricacies of beep baseball before the students participated in the sport. Annually, the Bombers look forward to the Braille Challenge to continue to educate about the importance of beep baseball and its impact on the players, volunteers and fans.

The Braille Challenge is a competition that tests students' abilities in reading comprehension, braille speed and accuracy, proofreading, spelling and reading tactile charts and graphs. Agencies and schools throughout the U.S. and Canada have partnered with the Braille Institute to host 42 regional Braille Challenge contests from mid-January through mid-March. The top-scoring 60 contestants then head to Los Angeles in June for the finals.