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 Launch Adaptive Swimming Program for Individuals who are Blind and Visually Impaired in Southwest Washington
Vancouver, Washington—October 10th, 2016—The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be launching the organization’s first swimming program for children, youth, adults and military veterans with visual impairments. This program spans the first three Sunday nights in November. The first week will be focused on coaching children with visual impairments on the basic fundamentals of swimming, and then the next two Sundays will give all other ages the opportunity to participate. These events are scheduled for Sundays, November 6th, November 13th, and November 20th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Washington State School for the Blind (2214 E 13th St., Vancouver, WA 98661). For more information about registering or getting involved, please visit NWABA’s website at www.nwaba.org or call 360-448-7254.
“We are extremely excited to deliver this newly created program to individuals who are blind or visually impaired in our community. The addition of the swimming program represents NWABA’s long-term vision of enhancing and expanding on-going, consistent programming to improve the quality of life for individuals of all ages and abilities with visual impairments.” said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry
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.