In Press Release


Billy Henry, Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
500 W. 8TH Street, Suite 50
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-448-7254

Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837


KMR Group Foundation awards Northwest Association for Blind Athletes $150,000 to Expand Programs for Individuals with Visual Impairments


Vancouver, Washington—May 12th, 2014—The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that the KMR Group Foundation has awarded the organization a $150,000 grant and will become the Premier Program Partner  to expand the scope and breadth of programs made available to individuals with visual impairments.

“We are extremely grateful to the KMR Group Foundation for supporting our life-changing programs for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. This gift truly comes at a transformative time for the organization as we are drastically expanding all of our programs for individuals of all ages and ability levels with visual impairments,” said Co-Founder and Executive Director Billy Henry. “Each year we continue to see a drastic increase in need for programs. Support from the KMR Group Foundation will allow us to more effectively address current needs and begin expanding current programing and initiatives to take the organization to the next level.”

“We appreciate the incredible mission of the NWABA to touch the lives of the visually impaired by providing sports opportunities. We look forward to this partnership and furthering their good work.” said Marty Rifkin, Co-founder of KMR Group Foundation

About NWABA:
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.

About KMR Group Foundation:
Because the potential to excel is in every child, KMR Group Foundation wants to give children an equal opportunity for success and development through the creation and sponsorship of innovative programs and academic scholarships. The Foundation commits their time and energy to providing support so that children can grow up educated, strong and confident. KMR Group Foundation encourages good nutrition, good health and a love of learning in students of all ages. We play an active role in supporting early childhood programs where nutrition and education are the core components of future success.

For information: https://nwaba.org  or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone:  1-360-448-7254