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 Oregon Blind & Visually Impaired Student Fund to host 2016 Paralympic Experience in Salem, OR
Vancouver, Washington—October 10th, 2016—The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting a 2016 Paralympic Experience in Salem, OR in conjunction with the Blind and Visually Impaired Student Fund (BVIS). The event is scheduled for Friday, October 21st at the Sparks Center located on Willamette University’s campus (900 State St, Salem OR 97301). Check in is from 8:30 to 9:00 am. The event will go from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. It is open to all K-12 students with visual impairments across Oregon.
“We are extremely excited to continue to deliver this life-changing opportunity to children and youth with visual impairments throughout Oregon. This year’s Paralympic Experience will introduce students to several different sports, give them the opportunity to learn more about the Paralympic games, and meet Paralympians that were once in their shoes. As one of our largest program events we hold throughout the year, the BVIS Paralympic Experience changes the lives of many.” said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry
The event will provide K-12 students with visual impairments an opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals and skills to participate in Goalball (a sport specifically designed for individuals who are blind and visually impaired), track and field, beep kickball, and Judo. For more information on the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, please contact Billy Henry at 1-360-718-2826, or visit www.nwaba.org
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. 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. Today, NWABA is a rapidly expanding charitable organization that provides more than 1,300 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.