Learn about various recreation opportunities for the blind and visually impaired around the region. Represented on this panel are AlphaPointe, Wilderness Adventures Ministry, Gateway Archers, and MLV. Be sure to stop by the registration desk to get on the notification list for other friendly competition regional recreation opportunities like bowling, archery, darts, beep kickball, beep baseball, etc.
Joe Bundy, Wilderness Adventures Ministry
WAM is an organization that is striving to work with individuals who have disabilities to go in nature and help them participate in or experience or try an outdoor activity such as fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, and so on. If there is a will for someone to get outdoors, we want to make that goal or dream become reality since the people around them may know how to make it happen or have the resources to do so. But, our greatest mission though is to let the people we work with that they are loved by people and especially God and can live a greater and more purposeful life.
We take blind people on hunting and fishing trips. We encourage them and support them and getting out of the house and doing something Outdoors.
Jake McLaughlin, AlphaPointe
AlphaPointe is a multi-faceted organization with an array of divisions, products and services. We support youth, adults and seniors who are blind or visually impaired through employment, education and advocacy, while empowering people with vision loss to achieve their goals and aspirations.
Jason Frazier, Minds Eye Radio
We are MindsEye–committed to making a visual world accessible. We serve individuals of all ages with a visual disability in the Greater St. Louis region, comprising 30 counties in Missouri and Illinois. We work with the Beep Baseball team, Gateway Archers.
Debbie Sanders, MLV Foundation
MLV Foundation puts together various trips and events throughout the year. They are launching a new Audio Dart recreational program for the region.