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 receives $50,000 Grant from KMR Group Foundation to Expand Opportunities for Individuals with Visual Impairments
Vancouver, WA- March 8th, 2017- Northwest Association for Blind Athletes announced today that the KMR Group Foundation has awarded the organization a $50,000 grant to continue to expand the scope and breadth of programs made available to children, youth, adults and military veterans with visual impairments.
“Northwest Association for Blind Athletes has been extremely fortunate to have KMR Group Foundation by our side as the premier program partner for the last three years,” said Billy Henry, NWABA’s Founder and Executive Director. “We are honored to continue our partnership to ensure individuals of all ages and abilities with visual impairments build the confidence and self-esteem they need to achieve their greatest potential in all areas of life. With support from the KMR Group Foundation, dedicated volunteers and strong program partners, we are expanding current programing, developing new initiatives and truly changing the game for individuals who are blind and visually impaired in our community.”
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 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides more than 1,300 children, youth, adults and military veterans with visual impairments tailored programming that 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.
About KMR Group Foundation:
Kate Jones and Marty Rifkin, philanthropists and husband and wife, started KMR Group Foundation in Vancouver, Wash., with a mission to give back to the community. KMR’s dedicated team commits their time and energy to giving underserved children of all ages an equal opportunity for success with the creation and sponsorship of innovative programs and academic scholarships. Their hope is to help educate and support the lives of young people in the community so they can grow tall and strong.