Nonprofit Spotlight: Best Buddies Rochester

Written by: Lindsay Jewett In the spirit of friendship, I would like to share with you that Best Buddies is here in Rochester and Western New York! Best Buddies is an international non-profit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with…

Nonprofit Spotlight: Beep Baseball for the Blind & Visually Impaired

  Written By: Maria Thomas Fisher Two years ago, a friend of mine joined Rochester’s first Beep Baseball Team and introduced me to an extraordinary sport. Beep Baseball dates back to 1964 when Charlie Fairbanks, an engineer with Mountain Bell, implanted a beeping device inside of a softball. In 1975, the “beeping” baseball was presented…