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 Youth & Family Water Sports Experience for Individuals Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired
Vancouver, Washington—June 2, 2017—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting a water sports experience. The program will be held on June 10th at Vancouver Lake (6801 NW Lower River Rd. Vancouver, WA 98660). Participants will have the opportunity to strengthen fundamentals and skills for kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. The program will be held from 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM. Transportation to and from the lake will be provided from downtown Vancouver and the Portland office of Oregon Commission for the Blind upon request.
“We are very excited to continue the water sports programs this summer! These events are always some of the most popular programs, and it is amazing to watch participants grow in their skills throughout the season. With the expansion of NWABA’s summer programs, we hope to reach more individuals than ever before!” said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes plans to host ongoing water sports experiences throughout the summer months. Each program will offer individuals who are blind or visually impaired the opportunity to experience kayaking and paddle boarding. To learn more about upcoming and ongoing programs, please visit 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 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.