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 a Judo Experience for Individuals Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired in Portland, OR
Vancouver, Washington—November 3, 2017—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting a Judo experience in Portland, OR. The program will be held on November 15th at Portland Judo (2335 NW 23rd Pl. Portland, OR 97210). Participants will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals and basic skills for participating in Judo. The program will be held from 6:30 PM -8:30 PM. Transportation from downtown Vancouver and the Portland office of Oregon Commission for the Blind will be available upon request.
“Northwest Association for Blind Athletes is excited to be partnering with Portland Judo to deliver this experience to individuals with visual impairments in our community. 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 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 1,500 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.