FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Billy Henry, Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
s500 W. 8TH Street, Suite 50
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-448-7254
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to launch Boise’s first Goalball Team for Individuals with Visual Impairments
Vancouver, Washington—October 30th, 2012—The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that the organization will be launching Boise’s first Goalball Program for individuals of all ages and ability levels with visual impairments. The team will host its first practice on Saturday, November 3rd at the Treasure Valley Fitness Center (7211 Colonial Street, Boise, ID) from 11:00-1:30pm. Please call 360.448.7254 if you plan to attend.
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. Played competitively by men and women, it is a very fast paced, physically challenging, strategic and exciting game.
“We are extremely excited to provide this program to individuals who are blind and visually impaired in the Boise area. It is part of our long-term plan to increase overall sports opportunities across Idaho. “said Executive Director Billy Henry
The Program is part of NWABA’s Sports Teams Program which has a goal of increasing the number of opportunities for people with visual impairments to participate in ongoing sports and physical fitness opportunities.
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The mission of NWABA is to provide opportunities for blind and visually impaired persons to become engaged in physical activity and sports. We will provide scholarships and host events to build confidence and physical fitness. The confidence gained from sports will inspire athletes to follow their dreams in life and in sports. The organization was founded in 2007, it provides life-changing sports opportunities to over 1,000 individuals of all ages and ability levels who are blind and visually impaired across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.