FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Billy Henry, Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Ste. 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-448-7254
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes & Montana School for the Deaf and Blind to Host Paralympic Experience for Children with Visual Impairments in Bozeman, Montana
Vancouver, Washington—March 27, 2017—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting a 2017 Paralympic Experience in conjunction with Montana School for the Deaf and Blind in Bozeman, Montana. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 6th at Chief Joseph Middle School (4255 Kimberwicke Bozeman, MT 59718). The event will run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, and lunch will be served. It is open to children and youth of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.
“We are extremely excited to deliver NWABA’s first Paralympic Experience to youth who are blind or visually impaired in Bozeman. This truly life-changing opportunity will introduce participants to sports and physical activity and support NWABA’s long-term vision of drastically enhancing on-going opportunities throughout the region to ensure every person with a visual impairment is receiving services they need to reach their greatest potential in all areas of life.,” said Founder & Executive Director, Billy Henry.
The event will give K-12 students with visual impairments an opportunity to learn the fundamental skills to participate in Goalball (a sport specifically designed for individuals who are blind and visually impaired), beep kickball, and tandem cycling. For more information on 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. 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 1,300 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.
The Montana School for the Deaf & Blind provides comprehensive educational opportunities for Montana’s deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and visually impaired children, giving them their best chance for independence and success. MSDB also serves as a statewide resource center for parents of deaf and blind children and for school districts and professionals serving students with vision or hearing loss. Along with the school in Great Falls which provides educational programming for children from preschool through high school, it’s team of outreach consultants serves schools and families in communities across Montana.