FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Billy Henry, Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Ste. 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-718-2826
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes and Metro Parks Tacoma Adaptive Recreation partner to host the Sixth Annual South Sound Throw Down Goalball Tournament in Tacoma, WA
Vancouver, Washington—October 3rd, 2017—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting the sixth annual South Sound Throw Down Goalball Tournament in Tacoma, Washington in conjunction with Metro Parks Tacoma Adaptive Recreation. The event is scheduled for October 7th and 8th at the Metro Parks Tacoma Star Center (3875 66th St. Tacoma, WA 98409). This tournament will host 10 teams from all across the Northwest and Canada. The public is welcome to attend the event. Games will begin at approximately 8:00am both days.
“We are extremely excited to be partnering with Metro Parks Tacoma again to provide this amazing opportunity for individuals with visual impairments in our region. This tournament provides an opportunity for teams to participate in this premier sport for people who are visually impaired at a competitive level.” said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry.
Goalball is a Paralympic sport played by individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Developed after WWII as a way to keep blinded veterans physically active, it has become the premiere team game for blind athletes. Goalball is a fast paced, physically challenging, strategic, and exciting game played competitively by men and women across the world.
The mission of Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. A group of visually impaired students formed the Association in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity. Today, NWABA is a rapidly expanding charitable organization that provides more than 1,500 children, youth, adults and military veterans with visual impairments tailored programming, which improves self-confidence and self-esteem, promotes independence, creates an inclusive community of supporters, and builds the skills necessary to succeed in all areas of life including school and employment.