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 to host 2016 Paralympic Experience in Seattle, WA
Vancouver, Washington—October 10th, 2016—The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting a 2016 Paralympic Experience in Seattle, WA. The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 5th at the Tukwila Community Center in Tukwila, WA (12424 42nd Ave South Tukwila, WA 98168). It is open to all K-12 students with visual impairments across Washington. Teachers of the Visually Impaired and other family members are also welcome.
“We are extremely excited to deliver another Paralympic Experience to youth with visual impairments throughout the Puget Sound area. 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.” said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry
The event will give K-12 students with visual impairments an opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals and skills to participate in Goalball (a sport specifically designed for individuals who are blind and visually impaired) and tandem cycling. For more information on the 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. 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.