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 Expands Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program for Individuals who are Blind and Visually Impaired Across Southern Willamette Valley
Vancouver, Washington—February 21,2018—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting two winter sports experiences this weekend for individuals who are visually impaired in the Southern Willamette Valley. Both programs will be held at Hoodoo Ski Area (27400 Big Lake Road, Sisters, OR 97759). Athletes will get the opportunity to learn fundamental skills for skiing or snowboarding. The first program will be held Friday, February 23 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The second program is scheduled for Saturday, February 24 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. These programs are being offered at no cost to the participants, and they will provide one-on-one instruction, a lift pass, and rental equipment. Transportation from Salem and Eugene can be coordinated. For more information, please visit NWABA’s website at www.nwaba.org or call 360-448-7254.
“We are very excited to be expanding our life-changing winter sports experience program to Hoodoo Ski Area. These events will introduce our athletes to new and exciting opportunities that most have never been able to experience.” said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes plans to host additional ski & snowboard experiences in March and has aspirations of expanding the program in the future. Each session will cost the organization in excess of $1,000.00 for twelve participants. Donations are accepted to support NWABA’s new ski & snowboard program by mailing a check to PO BOX 65265, Vancouver, WA, 98665 or making an online gift at www.nwaba.org. Please indicate that your donation is to support the Ski & Snowboard Program.
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. The organization was founded in 2007 by the executive director to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity. NWABA served 6 students in its first year, and today, it is a rapidly expanding 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides more than 1,500 children, youth, adults and military veterans with visual impairments tailored programming which improves self-confidence, promotes independence, creates an inclusive community of supporters, and builds the skills necessary to succeed in all areas of life including school and employment.