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Oregon State Track Meet for Youth Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired to be Held in Canby This Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Anne Coleman, Marketing & Communications Manager

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
703 Broadway, Ste 600
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-768-5647 Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
[email protected]

OREGON STATE TRACK MEET FOR YOUTH WHO ARE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED TO BE HELD IN CANBY THIS FRIDAY

Vancouver, Washington—May 19, 2023—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes’ (NWABA) has partnered with the Blind and Visually Impaired Fund (BVIS) and the Canby School District to host the Oregon State Track Meet for Oregon youth who are blind and visually impaired. This annual event will be held Friday, May 19, at the Ackerman Center field (350 SE 13th Ave., Canby) from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Forty-five young athletes—from preschool to 18 years—will participate in multiple track and field events including 50-, 100-, 200-, 400-meter sprints, as well as 800-meter and one-mile races. Optional track and field events include the shotput, discus, javelin, long jump and softball throw.

NWABA participates in this event as they support using sports and physical activity as a catalyst to provide opportunities for individuals who are blind and visually impaired to build confidence, self-esteem, independence, and a sense of community. For more information about NWABA’s winter sports programs, contact Anne Coleman at [email protected] or 360.768.5647.

About BVIS:
The Blind Visually Impaired Student (BVIS) fund was established in 2009 by the Oregon State Legislature when the School for the Oregon Blind closed. The BVIS helps enhance learning opportunities for all blind and visually impaired students, including those who are underserved, student of color or living in rural areas within the state, and supports activities previously provided by Oregon School for the Blind, including athletic events.

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 more than 2,500 service interactions annually to 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: [email protected]
Phone:  1-360-448-7254

 

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