FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Billy Henry, Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
500 W. 8TH Street, Suite 50
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-448-7254
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes awarded $5,000 grant from Nike Employee Grant Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation
Vancouver, Washington—October 8, 2012—The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Nike Employee Grant Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. The grant will help to support the organization’s Equipment Expansion Project. The project has a total goal of raising $25,000 to purchase equipment that is critical to expansion of programs for individuals who are blind and visually impaired.
“We would like to thank Nike and their employees for helping to partially fund this important project for individuals with visual impairments. Our Equipment Expansion Project will allow our programs to serve more individuals through several different sports and fitness activities. We hope to raise the remaining funds to finish the project by June, 2013. “said Executive Director Billy Henry
Donations to support the Equipment Expansion Project can be sent to Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, PO BOX 65265, Vancouver, WA, 98665. Gifts can also be made online at www.nwaba.org.
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The mission of NWABA is to provide opportunities for blind and visually impaired persons to become engaged in physical activity and sports. We will provide scholarships and host events to build confidence and physical fitness. The confidence gained from sports will inspire athletes to follow their dreams in life and in sports. The organization was founded in 2007, it provides life-changing sports opportunities to over 1,000 individuals of all ages and ability levels who are blind and visually impaired across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.