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Blind athlete leads charge to bring softball players, those with disabilities together

"It show both groups that barriers and challenges can be broken," he said.

CUMMING, Ga. — A blind athlete is using the game of softball to make sure those with disabilities get included in sports activities.

Bryce Weiler is a co-founder of an organization called Beautiful Lives Project.

According to its website, the non-profit gives people with disabilities the opportunity to actively participate in activities and events that may not have been available to them.

On Sunday, the group held an event in Cumming at Fowler park where some of the best softball players in the country played on the field with individuals who have disabilities.

"I hope here at this tournament and at this program here today that some of you will be able to bond and create moments and things that can last," Weiler said to the crowd.

He said about 60 individuals who have special needs got the chance to play on the field. The players helped them play beep ball, which is a form of baseball that can be played by those who are blind.

"It shows both groups that barriers and challenges can be broken," he said.

After the game, there was a carnival held.

 Learn more about the Beautiful Lives Project on its website.


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