Casey Bahn '18
Casey Bahn has never let his visual impairments stop him from living a life full of travel and adventure. As a beep baseball player for the New Jersey Lightning, Bahn has been to nearly a dozen states, including GA, KY, IL, and FL. He especially enjoys visiting a new location every summer for the Beep Baseball World Series. One of his proudest moments as a beep baseball player occurred when he recently broke a 40-year record for the most "outs" made by a single player at the Beast of the East series of tournaments. Bahn's athletic endeavors don't stop at beep baseball. He competes in shot put and javelin as well as the 100 and 200 meter races for the Paralympic track team.
Outside of sports, Bahn has his own side business as a leather worker in which he crafts a variety of items, ranging from keychains and wallets to holsters. He also loves hunting and is forever grateful to the Hunt of a Lifetime nonprofit organization for sponsoring his 2010 trip to New Mexico to go on an elk hunt.
As a student, Bahn has enjoyed the high level of accommodations and accessibility the College has offered to him. "YCP has been, by far, the most accommodating college I've attended," said Bahn. Although he struggles to navigate some of the College's more complex buildings, with his trusty service dog, Dover, by his side, Bahn feels right at home when he comes to campus. After graduation, Bahn hopes to obtain a Master's degree that will allow him to assist visually impaired students, a career that he is truly passionate about.
written by Jennifer Hindley '17