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It's a hit: Inventor's Benji Ball brings joy to differently abled ballplayers
The crack of the bat may evoke images of a home run over the Green Monster, but recent UMass Lowell graduate Benjamin McEvoy is hoping to score with a whole new game designed for players often left behind in sports.
UMass Lowell & Groton-Dunstable Grad Makes Playing Baseball Accessible & Inclusive For All
While Whiffle Ball enjoys status as a family favorite form of a baseball game, that status will be seriously challenged by a new form of baseball game that has been created and developed by a Dunstable resident who is a graduate of UMass Lowell and Groton Dunstable Regional High School.
Story of The Benji Behind Benji Ball
McEvoy, a junior business major with concentrations in finance and entrepreneurship, has been racking up wins as a DifferenceMaker competitor with his idea for an inclusive combination of baseball and cricket, Benji Ball.
DifferenceMaker Home Run
A game modified to make baseball more inclusive, created by a DifferenceMaker team on a winning streak, topped 10 student teams to take home the $6,000 Rist Campus wide DifferenceMaker award at the seventh annual Idea Challenge competition.