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Oregon State Track Meet

Young athlete running on a track tethered to her running guide.In partnership with the Blind and Visually Impaired Fund (BVIS) and the Canby School District, NWABA once again hosted the Oregon State Track Meet for Oregon youth who are blind and visually impaired.

Forty-five young athletes—from preschool to 18 years—gathered in Canby, Oregon and participated in multiple track and field events including 50-, 100-, 200-, 400-meter sprints, as well as 800-meter and one-mile races. Optional track and field events include the shotput, discus, javelin, long jump and softball throw.

Young girl is posed to throw a softball.The day started off with sunshine, which was a complete turn from last year’s Pacific Northwest spring rain and a great time was had by all. Local volunteers staffed the event by running alongside the athletes as runner guides, served as timers and measured distances in the shotput, javelin, discus and long jump events. Many athletes look forward to this event each year as they partake in a little friendly competition with friends who they’ve met through other NWABA activities, and there were several new faces too!


What a great way to kick off our summer season of events such as hiking, tandem biking, paddle sports and Camp Spark. To see all the summer events NWABA offers in your area, visit


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