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
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host Paralympic Experience for Children with Visual Impairments in Selah, Washington
Vancouver, Washington—October 11, 2017—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting a 2017 Paralympic Experience in Selah, Washington. The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 12th at Monument Elementary School (1400 13th Ave. SW Quincy, WA). This event will run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. This event is open to all K-12 students who are blind or visually impaired. Teachers of the visually impaired and parents of children are also welcome.
This Paralympic Experience is being held in celebration of National White Cane Day. National White Cane Day was created to educate the world about blindness and how people who are blind and visually impaired can live and work independently. NWABA will be celebrating this day by promoting independence and empowerment through sports and athletics!
“We are extremely excited to deliver another Paralympic Experience to youth who are blind or visually impaired in eastern Washington. This particular community is near and dear to NWABA’s heart because of how involved the Teachers for the Visually Impaired are with their kids. Having strong program partners enhances our programs and adds so much to the athletes’ experience. 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 they need to reach their greatest potential in all areas of life.,” said Founder & Executive Director, Billy Henry.
The event will give K-12 students with visual impairments an opportunity to learn the fundamental skills to participate in Goalball (a sport specifically designed for individuals who are blind and visually impaired), track and field, and tandem biking. For more information on 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. 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.
For information: http://www.nwaba.org or