FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Billy Henry, Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Ste. 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-448-7254
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host Water Sports Volunteer Orientation
Vancouver, Washington—March 27, 2017—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting a water sports volunteer orientation. This event will be held on Saturday, April 29th at Vancouver Lake (6801 NW Lower River Rd. Vancouver, WA 98660). Participants will have the opportunity to learn basic fundamentals and skills for volunteering with NWABA. This hands-on day will include learning how to guide individuals with visual impairments through paddle boarding and tandem kayaking. This event will take place from 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM.
“Volunteers truly fuel every aspect of our mission and programs. Without their countless hours of support, there is no way NWABA could serve the amount of people we do. So, we are very excited to be delivering an orientation for them which will hopefully kick start the summer with excitement for our programs and help our volunteers be successful in working with our participants.” said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes plans to host ongoing water sports experiences throughout the summer. Each program will offer individuals who are blind or visually impaired the opportunity to experience kayaking and paddle boarding. The first event of this kind is a Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Boarding Lake Tour that will take place on May 31st. With every program offered, volunteers are needed to ensure that each participant will have a safe and fun experience. To learn more about upcoming and ongoing programs and how to get invloved, please visit www.nwaba.org or call 360-448-7254.
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 1,300 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.