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 Expands Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program for Individuals who are Blind and Visually Impaired
Vancouver, Washington—November 11th, 2016—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be expanding its winter sports programming for children, youth, adults and military veterans with visual impairments. This year NWABA will be offering 10 experiences in December and March, each accommodating 12 athletes. The program is being offered at no cost to participants and provides one-on-one instruction, a lift pass, and rental equipment.
The first programs of this kind will offer roundtrip transportation from Oregon Commission for the Blind in Portland to Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort. These events are scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd; Sunday, December 4th; Saturday, December 10th; and Sunday, December 11th. Winter sports experiences scheduled for Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18th will offer transportation to the mountain from the Oregon Commission for the Blind Eugene Office. For more information about registering or getting involved, please visit NWABA’s website at www.nwaba.org or call 360-448-7254.
“We are very excited to be expanding our life-changing winter sports experience program. At the end of this season, 120 athletes will have had the opportunity to experience skiing and snowboarding. This is also the first time NWABA will offer this opportunity to our participants in Salem, Corvallis and Eugene. These events will introduce our athletes to new and exciting opportunities that most have never been able to experience.” said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes plans to host four additional ski & snowboard experiences in March and has aspirations of expanding the program in the future. Each session will cost the organization in excess of $1,000.00 for twelve participants. Donations are accepted to support NWABA’s new ski & snowboard program by mailing a check to PO BOX 65265, Vancouver, WA, 98665 or making an online gift at www.nwaba.org. Please indicate that your donation is to support the Ski & Snowboard Program.
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.