FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Billy Henry, Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Suite 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-718-2826
Athletes Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired to Participate in Portland to Coast Walk Relay on August 26th-27th
Vancouver, Washington—August 12th, 2016— Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that the organization has provided support to Team Eye Rock, a group consisting of 11 blind or visually impaired athletes and their guides, to enable the team to compete in the Portland to Coast Walk Relay taking place August 22nd and 23rd.
“We are extremely excited to have athletes competing in this phenomenal community event. It will be a truly life-changing experience for all of those involved.” said NWABA Founder and Executive Director Billy Henry
“Team Eye Rock is extremely grateful to have such a valued partnership with Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA), an amazing organization that makes it possible for our team to be athletic and competitive in the Portland to Coast Walk Relay, the largest walk relay in the world. With the support of the NWABA, our blind and visually impaired athletes and sighted guides face the extreme race conditions with courage, strength and determination,” said Sarah Walden, 2016 Team Eye Rock Captain
Through participation in sports and physical activity, individuals who are blind and visually impaired build confidence; enhance self-esteem; develop friendships; improve physical fitness, increase independence and gain the skills, tools and resources to be successful in all areas of life. Donations are accepted to support Team Eye Rock by mailing a check to PO BOX 65265, Vancouver, WA, 98665 or making an online gift at www.nwaba.org.
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides programming to more than 1,300 children, youth, adults and military veterans with visual impairments. The mission of NWABA is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. The Association was formed by a group of visually impaired students in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity.