FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Billy Henry, Founder, President/CEO
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
703 Broadway St, Suite 600 Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-718-2826
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host Paralympic Experience for Children with Visual Impairments in Oregon
Vancouver, Washington—September 23, 2019—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced that it will be hosting a 2019 Paralympic Experience in Salem, Oregon. The event is scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2019 at Oregon School for the Deaf (999 Locust St NE, Salem, OR 97301). The event will run from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, check-in will be open from 8:30 am – 9:00 am, and lunch will be provided. This event is open to all K-12 students who are blind or visually impaired in Oregon. Teachers of the visually impaired and parents of children are also welcome.
We are especially excited this year to have Judo Paralympian, Ron Hawthorne, and Judo World Champion, Liana Mutia, there to coach and inspire youth through judo.
“We are extremely excited to deliver another Paralympic Experience to youth who are blind or visually impaired in Oregon. This truly life-changing opportunity will introduce participants to accessible sports and physical activity, and support NWABA’s long-term vision of enhancing and expanding opportunities throughout the Northwest to ensure every person with a visual impairment is receiving services they need to reach their greatest potential in all areas of life,” said Founder, President/CEO, Billy Henry.
The event will give K-12 students with visual impairments an opportunity to learn the fundamental skills to participate in Goalball (a sport specifically designed for individuals who are blind and visually impaired), tandem bicycling, judo, and beep baseball. For more information on Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, please contact Billy Henry at 1-360-718-2826, or visit www.nwaba.org.
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 nearly 1,700 children, youth, and adults 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.