FOR IMMEDIATE 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
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes and Metro Parks Tacoma Adaptive Recreation partner to host the First Annual South Sound Throw Down Goalball Tournament in Tacoma, WA
Vancouver, Washington—September 12th, 2012—The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting the first annual South Sound Throw Down Goalball Tournament in Tacoma, Washington in conjunction with Metro Parks Tacoma Adaptive Recreation. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th at the Topping Center Boys and Girls Club (3875 S. 66th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409). It will host teams, comprised of blind and visually impaired individuals of all ages, from across the Pacific Northwest.
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.
“We are extremely excited to be partnering with Metro Parks Tacoma to provide this amazing opportunity for individuals with visual impairments in our region. It will provide an opportunity for teams to compete against one another in one of the premier sports for people who are blind.” said Executive Director Billy Henry
The public is welcome to attend the event. Games will begin at approximately 9:00am. Volunteers are also needed for the event (a training prior to the tournament is required.) Please contact the organization if you are interested in volunteering.
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The mission of NWABA is to provide opportunities for blind and visually impaired persons to become engaged in physical activity and sports. We will provide scholarships and host events to build confidence and physical fitness. The confidence gained from sports will inspire athletes to follow their dreams in life and in sports. The organization provides life-changing sports opportunities to individuals of all ages and ability levels who are blind and visually impaired in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.