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SEPT 14, 2023

This 24-hour day of giving brings the community together to empower our athletes.

Dollars raised towards our $75,000 goal


Two young athletes in a pool pushing off the wall into a backstroke.
NWABA Give Day

24 hours of giving. 24 hours to empower our athletes.

NWABA is launching its first annual Give Day on Thursday, September 14, 2023.

This 24-hour day of giving brings the community together to empower our athletes.

Everyone deserves an opportunity to experience sports and physical activities. For those who are blind or visually impaired, these opportunities are not common. Most children and youth with visual impairments in the U.S. have never participated in sports or physical activity. They’ve never ridden a bike, run on a track, or even participated in their school’s PE class.

In 2007, NWABA planted its roots in the SW Washington community providing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired.

By participating in sports and physical activity, these individuals not only transform their physical health, but they are also empowered to build confidence, find independence,  become part of a community, and learn valuable skills leading to a greater quality of life.

NWABA’s programs and services are offered at no cost to the participants and their families. Our goal is to raise $75,000 to support our life-changing programs and services. Every dollar can make a difference and YOUR GIFT WILL GO TWICE AS FAR, thanks to a matching donor. With your generosity, we can provide even more programs and services to children, youth and adults in our community. 

Your gift will support the following programs:

Young boy tethered to a guide running on a track.

Camp Spark

Offers children, youth and young adults who are blind and visually impaired a unique opportunity to participate in a weeklong developmental sports camp.

Athlete and guide riding tandem with the athlete waving at the camera.

Sports Outreach

Uses sports and physical activity as a vehicle to provide opportunities for individuals who are blind and visually impaired to build self-esteem, independence, and community among their peers.

Female volunteer posing in up dog during a virtual yoga workout, wearing an NWABA tshirt.

Virtual Programs

Gives access to less populated, rural areas and around the world, through a variety of 60-minute live and pre-recorded audio-described virtual workouts seven times per week.

NWABA staff handing a goalball to a young girl with red hair.

Sports Adaptations

Provides adapted equipment instruction, equipment lending, a comprehensive instructional video library and physical education consultations for individuals, parents, and schools.

NWABA Give Day

Would you like to help us raise funds for NWABA during Give Day?

We thank you for supporting NWABA. Take it to the next level and become an NWABA peer-to-peer fundraiser by engaging your networks and encouraging your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors to support NWABA too. 

We’ve made it easy for you by creating a Give Day toolkit with step by step instructions including a webpage template you can personalize and share. 

If you have any questions, contact Sue Warren, Sr. Director of Development & Communications at [email protected] or 360. 980.5506.

Female volunteer holding a young girl wearing goggles in the pool.


Without our volunteers, we would not be able to serve as many people as we do.

two men riding a tandem bicycle on a running track

Ways to Help

NWABA offers many ways for you to make a profound impact on individuals of all ages and abilities, who are blind or visually impaired.