Chloe Larimore Finds Sports, Confidence and More When Chloe Larimore was five, just like any other student, she wanted to play tee ball. But when her local program learned that she was visually impaired, they said “no.” Katheryn (Kat) McDonald remembers looking for sports programs for her young granddaughter, who was born prematurely with detached retinas..
I literally stumbled upon Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, quite by accident. A few months earlier I had read a blog about a woman in Connecticut who ran as a guide through an organization called Achilles. I contacted her, we became friends, but I could not find an organization of Achilles in the Portland greater area. Shortly.
“Quiet Please… Play!” ”Many athletes shuffled around the ZAC gym in Camas, WA on Saturday, November 15th and Sunday, November 16th. The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes put on a weekend long high performance training camp for members of our two goalball teams, the Northwest Avalanche and the Boise Blaze. Whether on the court or on.
The NWABA had a great summer this year. One of the many highlights was the Salem Paralympic Experience held on October 3rd. With over sixty kids, joined by their parents, teachers, and, in some cases, siblings it was our largest outreach event to date. Kids came from all over ranging from Bend, to Eugene to.
A Colorful Boat, Comaraderie and Changed Lives: Paddling with the Lethally Blind Dragon Boating TeamAugust 30, 2014 · NWABA · Newsletters · 0 Comments
Can paddling a boat change a life? For the crew of the Lethally Blind dragon boat team, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” In June, NWABA sponsored two crews from the Lethally Blind dragon boat team in the Portland Rose Festival dragon boat races. This is the seventh year that the team has raced, making.
Partnership Spotlight NWABA programs happen because of partnerships. Teaming with schools and community groups throughout the region has truly multiplied NWABA’s ability to offer sports to blind and visually impaired students. One very strong partnership involves the Columbia Regional Program, which supports opportunities for Oregon students needing special services in Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River and.
Program Spotlight On February 28th, Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) partnered with Northwest Regional ESD, the Blind and Visually Impaired Student Fund and Baker Prairie Middle School to host the Oregon Youth Goalball State Championship Tournament at Baker Prairie Middle School in Canby, OR. Goalball is a Paralympic sport played by individuals who are.
Matt Hoffstetter Some volunteers are passionate about sports. Others are naturals at working with young people. Still others are inspired by working with individuals with visual impairments. Luckily, NWABA found someone who is committed to all of the above in Matt Hoffstetter. Matt, who is currently the Sales Director of Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce,.
Event Spotlight: NWABA Hosts National Goalball Championship Athletes and coaches 150 strong converged on McLoughlin Middle School in Vancouver June 20–22 for the National Goalball Championship. Hosted by NWABA, the tournament attracted 19 Goalball teams, 12 men’s teams and 7 women’s teams, including members of the National Goalball team. An official Paralympics event, the tournament.
Anna Johnson: Volunteer Spotlight Volunteers are the lifeblood of NWABA and Anna Johnson keeps that lifeblood flowing. From driving athletes to piloting tandem bikes, volunteering at Paralympics experiences to helping with administrative work, Anna has offered her services for just about every position at NWABA. If a task needs to be done, Anna is up.