The Lions will host a Beep Ball game — that is, baseball for blind individuals — on Sept. 24 at Livingston St. park, beginning at 1 p.m. The goal is to raise funds to send the Boston Renegades to the 2023 Beep Ball World Series, which will be held in Oklahoma.
There are no ticket sales for the event. Residents are encouraged to come by, make a voluntary donation, purchase some refreshments and cheer on the Tewksbury Fire Department and the Renegades.
The Lions have raised about $750 so far through sponsorships. Already signed on to underwrite are Tewksbury Federal Credit Union, Enterprise Bank, Edna Peters Insurance, Firefighters Local 1647 and the Tewksbury Lions Club.
Anyone interested in sponsoring should contact Jerry Selissen at 978-500-1662.
The Tewksbury Lions Club is a totally nonsectarian, nonpartisan service organization; membership is open to any man or woman with a strong sense of community pride and the desire to help others. The Lions meet at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, presently at TJ Callahan’s Pub.
In 1925, the featured speaker at the annual Lion’s convention was Helen Keller. She challenged the Lions to become “Knights of the Blind” and to play an active role in the battle against blindness. Today, the words “sight” and “Lions” have become interwoven, and Lions International has become the largest service organization in the world to fight and challenge eye disease.