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Billy Henry, Founder, President/CEO
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
703 Broadway St, Ste 600
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-718-2826

Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837


Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host Vision for Opportunities Breakfast in Portland, OR on September 26, 2019

Vancouver, Washington — September 24, 2019 — Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) will be hosting Vision for Opportunities Fundraising Breakfast on September 26, 2019 at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, Oregon (1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205).

This is one of our largest events of the year with 200+ community leaders and philanthropists coming together to support NWABA’s mission. This year will be especially exciting as we share our vision to provide life-changing opportunities, offer a full breakfast and gourmet coffee bar, and feature speakers who know our impact first-hand, including NWABA athletes, volunteers, staff, and accomplished athlete, Kyle Robidoux.

Kyle Robidoux is an avid runner and alpine skier. He has completed numerous road and trail races from 5ks to three 100-mile trail ultras, Transrockies 6-day 120 mile stage race through the Colorado Rockies, and the past six Boston Marathons. Kyle currently works for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired is the Director of Volunteer & Support Group Services. Kyle is an appointed member of the City of Boston’s Commission for Persons with Disabilities, is a mentor with the Partnership for Youth with Disabilities and is a member of FriendshipWorks Board of Directors. Kyle is an Ambassador with Topo Athletic, sponsored by Athletic Brewing, and partner with CLIF Bar. Kyle lives in the Lower Roxbury neighborhood of Boston with his wife and daughter Lucy.

Admission to Vision for Opportunities is complimentary, however there will be a $100 suggested donation to support individuals who are blind and visually impaired by providing accessible sports and physical activities at no cost to individuals and their families. All net proceeds will support NWABA’s mission of helping individuals with visual impairments build confidence, improve self-esteem, enhance physical activity, develop friendships and gain the skills, tools and resources to reach their greatest potential in all areas of life.

To reserve your seat please contact Victoria Wolfe, Events and Corporate Engagement Coordinator, at vwolfe@nwaba.org or visit our website at nwaba.org.


About NWABA:
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 students who were visually impaired 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 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides 1,700 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.


For information: http://www.nwaba.org  or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone:  1-360-718-2826


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