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 Host an Adaptive Swimming Clinic for Individuals who are Blind and Visually Impaired in Vancouver, WA
Vancouver, Washington—November 7th 2017—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be launching their adapted swimming clinic program for individuals who are blind and visually impaired in Vancouver, WA. The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 18th at Washington State School for the Blind (2297 E McLoughlin Blvd Vancouver, WA 98661). This event is open to all individuals who are blind or visually impaired, but individuals under 18 will need to be accompanies by a guardian. The program will be from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, and transportation from Oregon Commission for the Blind Portland office is available. This is the first of the swimming clinics NWABA will be offering during the fall and winter seasons.
“We are extremely excited to launch this winter program for individuals who are blind or visually impaired in our community. The expansion 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 across our community,” said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry.
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 more information on Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, please contact Billy Henry at 1-360-718-2826, or visit www.nwaba.org.