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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 President and Executive Director to ride in Tour de Cure to raise awareness about the abilities of people who are blind
Vancouver, Washington—July 24th, 2012— Northwest Association for Blind Athletes announced today that Board President, Nicholas Wilks, and Executive Director, Billy Henry, will both be riding in the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure on July 28th to help raise awareness about the abilities of people who are blind and visually impaired.
“Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. We are honored to support the American Diabetes Association in their fight to stop diabetes. Through participation in this year’s Tour de Cure, we will help to raise awareness about the abilities of people who are blind in our community. “said co-founder and Executive Director Billy Henry
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Increasing Visibility Program helps to raise awareness about the abilities of people who are blind and visually impaired in the community. The program consists of school visits, presentations, advertisements, and events such as participation in the Tour de Cure.
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides life-changing sports opportunities to over 1,000 individuals of all ages and ability levels who are blind and visually impaired. 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 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.