A simple, yet addictive game
Players stand 15 feet away from a specially designed board that is propped up on the ground. The board has nine circular holes, two marked with “1”, two with “2”, two with “Out”, one with “3”, and one with “HR”. There is also one square hole marked “Foul.”
Chairs are set up as bases, and a “batter” gets three attempts to toss a bean bag into one of the holes on the board, taking the corresponding “base”. Strikes occur if the “batter” misses the board on a throw, tosses the bean bag into the “Foul” hole, or steps over the throwing line.
The game promotes physical activity with seniors getting out of the chair to bat, standing on base or walking to the next base, and tossing the bean bags. While not strenuous, it does involve leg strength, balance, coordination, and arm movement. Best of all, the spirited game encourages social interaction among the players, and even some friendly banter.
To truly experience the thrill of Bean Bag Baseball, get your team together today! For more information, or to schedule a game, contact a Holiday Retirement community near you!