Enriching Lives. Providing Opportunities.

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) provides life-changing opportunities, through sports and physical activity, to more than 1,200 blind and visually impaired individuals of all ages across the northwest through our five specialized programs.

Sports Outreach Program – This program provides opportunities for students and adults who are blind and visually impaired to become introduced to sport for the first time. Click here to read more.

Camp Abilities – This program provides youth who are blind or visually impaired ages 8-15 the opportunity to participate in a week-long developmental sports camp. Click here to read more.

Sports Teams Program – This program provides blind and visually impaired individuals of all ages the opportunity to participate in sports and physical activity on an on-going basis through one of our regional sports teams. Click here to read more.

Sports Adaptation Program – Through this program, we provide sports adaptations to blind and visually impaired students, adults, family members, teachers, and community organizations about how to adapt sports for individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Click here to read more.

Increasing Visibility (Public Awareness Program) – The Association’s public awareness program provides community members the opportunity to learn more about the abilities of people who are blind and visually impaired. Click here to read more.

Scholarship/Grant Program – Our Scholarship Program awards grants to help blind and visually impaired individuals attend local, regional, national, and international competitions. Click here to read more.

  • Goalball
  • Judo
  • Powerlifting
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field
  • Tandem Cycling
  • Skiing
  • Beep Baseball
  • Showdown
  • Recreational Activities

Become an Athlete If you would like to be an athlete in the future and be the first to know when new events in your area arise please fill out our registration here.
You may also register using our
Athlete Registration Form – PDF
Athlete Registration Form – Word

If you would like to learn more about getting involved with our mission and programs, please contact Stacey Gibbins, Director of Programs, at 360.718.2834 or sgibbins@nwaba.org

Special Thanks to our Premier Program Partner