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LANE | Fort Knox Beep Ball

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Knox, those going back to active duty or the reserves or back to civilian life, was recently introduced to a new game called Beep Ball.  Brought to the base by folks at the Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation, Beep Ball is  a form of baseball developed for the sight impaired.  Those in the Battalion played with blindfolds.

"The comraderie is awesome, " said Lauren Cox the Soldier Adaptive Reconditioning Program (SARP) Sight Coordinator.  "There is a lot of hecking, but I think that is out of love.  We put the Warrior Cup up for grabs, Alpha vs. Bravo for some competition and they love competition." 

Cox said the purpose of SARP is to provide different activities that help the soldiers heal and she found Beep Ball to be quite succesful, saying a number of people were asking when they'd get a chance to play again.

Soldier Adam Miller thought it was even harder trying to get the ball in the field than it was trying to bat because when a ball was hit, it got very loud.  There was both the ball and the base beeping plus yelling from the non-blindfolded teammates on both sides making for mass confusion.  He also said he would gladly play it again.

"I have injuries," said Miller, "but you go through somthing like that and you realize, man I'm thankful to have sight.  It humbles you in different ways."

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