FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes awarded $8,000 grant from Nike Employee Grant Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation
Vancouver, Washington—October 13, 2011—The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that the organization has been selected to receive a grant from the Nike Employee Grant Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.
“This grant will help to provide life-changing sports opportunities to individuals who are blind and visually impaired in the Clark County and the Portland Metro Area. Through participation in sports and physical activity, individuals of all ages who are blind and visually impaired build confidence, self-esteem, muscular strength, and the inspiration to achieve success in other areas of life. Funding from this grant will enable us to drastically increase the number of individuals with visual impairments served in the area. ” said Executive Director Billy Henry
For more information on the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, please contact Billy Henry, Executive Director, at 1-360-448-7254, or visit www.nwaba.org
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization formed in May, 2007 by a group of blind and visually impaired individuals. 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.