Fast Facts

  • Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) was founded on May 5, 2007.
  • NWABA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
  • NWABA is funded by grants, individual gifts, and fundraising events.
  • NWABA serves individuals of all ages and abilities who are blind or visually impaired and their schools and families across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.
  • Billy Henry is the Founder, President/CEO of NWABA.
  • The organization leadership includes a 15-member Board of Directors of community leaders.
  • In 2018-2019, NWABA provided life-changing sports and physical activity programming for nearly 1,700 children, youth, and adults.
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2,200+ Program & Service Hours Delivered

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250+ Pieces of Equipment Available to Lend through Sports Adaptations

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400+ Volunteers Across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana

  • In 2018:
    • 15+ sports were offered including: Goalball, Judo, Tandem Cycling, Swimming, Track & Field, Skiing, Beep Baseball, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Hiking, Golf and other recreational activities.
    • 1,500 participated in NWABA events across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
    • 120+ events were delivered throughout the Northwest
  • In 2015:
    • 12+ sports were offered including: Goalball, Judo, Tandem Cycling, Swimming, Track & Field, Powerlifting, Skiing, Beep Baseball, Showdown, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Hiking, Golf and other recreational activities.
    • 1,200 participated in NWABA events across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
    • 50+ Paralympic Experiences and other events were held throughout the Northwest

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