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 to Host a Silver Falls Hike Experience for Individuals Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired
Vancouver, Washington—June 1, 2017—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting a 5 mile Silver Falls Hike Experience for individuals who are blind and visually impaired. The program will be held on June 25th beginning at the South Falls Lodge Trailhead (20024 Silver Falls Hwy. SE Sublimity, OR 97385). Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a moderately challenging hike. The program will be held from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Transportation from downtown Vancouver, Portland, Salem, Corvallis, and Eugene is available upon request.
“NWABA is excited to be able to provide this challenging hike experience for participants throughout the Portland Metro area and the Willamette Valley. Through opportunities like hiking, individuals with visual impairments gain confidence, build independence, experience joy and develop friendships which all correlate to an improved quality of life!” said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry
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 1,500 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.