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 and Metro Parks Tacoma Adaptive Recreation partner to host the Fifth Annual South Sound Throw Down Goalball Tournament in Tacoma, WA
Vancouver, Washington—September 27th, 2016—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting the fifth annual South Sound Throw Down Goalball Tournament in Tacoma, Washington in conjunction with Metro Parks Tacoma Adaptive Recreation. The event is scheduled for October 8th and 9th at the MPT Star Center (3875 66th St. Tacoma, WA 98409). This tournament will host 8 teams from all across the Northwest and Canada. The public is welcome to attend the event. Games will begin at approximately 8:00am both days.
“We are extremely excited to be partnering with Metro Parks Tacoma again to provide this amazing opportunity for individuals with visual impairments in our region. This tournament provides an opportunity for teams to participate in this premier sport for people who are visually impaired at a competitive level.” said Founder & 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. Goalball is a fast paced, physically challenging, strategic, and exciting game played competitively by men and women across the world.
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) provides life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Last year, the organization served 1,300 children, youth, adults and military veterans with visual impairments. NWABA was formed by a group of visually impaired students in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were provided opportunities to participate in sports and physical activity.