FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Billy Henry, Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Suite 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-448-7254
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to host Goalball Enrichment Day for in Richland, Washington
Vancouver, Washington—January 7th, 2015—The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting a Goalball Enrichment Day for children and youth with visual impairments in Richland, WA. The event is scheduled for Saturday, January 10th from 10:00am-12:00pm at White Bluffs Elementary School in Richland (1250 Kensington Way, Richland, WA). It is open to all K-12 students with visual impairments across the state of Washington.
“We are very excited to announce our Goalball Enrichment Day for students who are blind and visually impaired. This event will introduce students to the sport, and give them the opportunity to learn more about the Paralympic games” said Executive Director Billy Henry.
Goalball is a Paralympic sport played by individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Developed after WWII as a way to keep blinded veterans physically active, it has become the premiere team game for blind athletes. Played competitively by men and women, it is a very fast paced, physically challenging, strategic and exciting game.
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides programming to over 1,000 individuals of all ages and ability levels with visual impairments. The mission of 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.