In Press Release

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Billy Henry, Executive Director
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
http://www.nwaba.org
billy@nwaba.org

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to host June 2013 United States Association of Blind Athletes National Goalball Championships

Vancouver, Washington—March 6TH, 2012—The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that the organization has partnered with the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) to host the 2013 National Goalball Championships in Vancouver, Washington from June 20th-23rd.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring this phenomenal sport to Vancouver. Men’s and Women’s teams will be traveling to Washington from across the United States to compete for the National championship,“ said Billy Henry, NWABA Executive Director.

Goalball is a Paralympic sport played by individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Developed after WWII as a way to keep blinded veterans physically active, it has become the premiere team game for blind athletes. Played competitively by men and women, it is a very fast paced, physically challenging, strategic and overall an exciting game to watch.

For more information on the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA), please contact Billy Henry, Executive Director, at 1-360-448-7254, or visit www.nwaba.org

About NWABA:
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization formed in May 2007 by a group of blind and visually impaired youth. The mission of NWABA is to provide opportunities for blind and visually impaired persons to become engaged in physical activity and sports. NWABA  provides 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.

For information: http://www.nwaba.org  or
Contact: billy@nwaba.org
Phone:  1-360-448-7254

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 6, 2012
Contact:  John Potts, USABA
(719) 534-3805, jpotts@usaba.org

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON SELECTED AS 2013 USABA GOALBALL
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SITE

(Colorado Springs, Colorado)  The United States Association of Blind Athletes is excited to announce the Northwest Association for Blind  Athletes (NWABA) and Vancouver, Washington are selected to host the 2013 USABA Goalball National Championship Tournament, June 20-23, 2012.

“Over the past couple of years, NWABA and other organizations have worked hard to make the Pacific Northwest our hotbed for growth in goalball,” says USABA’s Goalball Coordinator, John Potts.  “We’ve seen new several goalball teams from California, Washington and Oregon compete in our national goalball program and we’re aware of several additional teams being formed that we hope we’ll soon see in tournaments. The fact they were selected as the 2013 USABA Goalball National Championship Tournament site is a testimony to the hard work that has led to the success of goalball in this region.”

The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) provides life-changing sports and fitness programs for individuals of all ages and ability levels who are blind and visually impaired. They provide programming throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

Since its founding in 1976, USABA, a community-based organization of the United States Olympic Committee, has reached more than 100,000 blind individuals. The organization has emerged as more than just a world-class trainer of blind athletes, it has become a champion of the abilities of Americans who are legally blind. USABA’s mission: to enhance the lives of blind and visually impaired people by providing the opportunity for participation in sports and physical activity. For more information go to www.usaba.org

Additional information on the June, 2013 tournament will be posted to the USABA website (www.usaba.org) and provided to USABA members via email.