Football season has ended and baseball is just around the corner. As you know, there are many people like me that depend on the radio and audio descriptions to follow the game we love. As the population ages, it is estimated that 1/3 of the population will be affected by blindness
or diminished vision.
On a recent trip to Cooperstown, I noticed they had no system set up for those who cannot clearly read the plaques or see the memorabilia to have it described to them. Since I know many of the men in the Hall personally, I offered my services in starting such a project. I got the
green light to do it, but, like everything else, funding is the issue.
That’s why I am writing. I have begun a 60 day campaign to raise funds to record and develop a museum quality audio narrative of the almost 300 Hall of Fame plaques (www.halloffameaudio.com).
This will be turned into a FREE audio app which can be downloaded and enjoyed by anyone on a visit to Cooperstown, or from the comfort of their own homes. It’s a great way to revisit some of the legendary players and their accomplishments. For those without an iphone or ipad,
the narration will also be turned into a CD, which will be shipped FREE of charge to anyone who requests it.
I am asking for your help, my friends, in supporting this fundraising drive. Below you will find a link which will take you to the page for this cause. Any donation is appreciated, of course, but you will see that each successive level comes with a baseball themed prize.
Please give what you can. If you are not able to do so at this time, I understand, but I also ask your help in simply passing this project along to those, baseball fans and non-fans alike, on your personal email list. The more people that know about this project, the better chance we have of succeeding and opening up the wonders of the Hall of Fame and the glory of the game to a whole new audience.
Baseball History Audio App &CD by Ed Lucas-Kickstarter.com.
Thanks in advance for your help. Enjoy the upcoming season no matter which team you root for.
Edward J. Lucas
Motivational Speaker &