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 Goalball Experience in Eugene, OR
Vancouver, Washington—June 27th, 2016—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting a Goalball Experience for adults with visual impairments in Eugene, OR. The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 9th from 9:00 am-12:30 pm at Gerlinger Hall on the University of Oregon campus (168 University Street Eugene, OR 97403). It is open to adults of all ages with visual impairments across the state of Oregon. Individuals with visual impairments under the age of 18 are welcome to attend, but they will need to be accompanied by a guardian. Advanced registration is required.
“We are very excited to provide this Goalball Experience for individuals who are blind and visually impaired in Eugene. This event will introduce participants to the fundamentals of the sport, provide opportunities for competitive play and act as a catalyst as we begin to deliver enhanced programming in the area to people who are blind.” 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 1,200 individuals of all ages and abilities. 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.