NWABA provides sport and physical activity to individuals of all ages and abilities with visual impairments in over fifteen different sports. We provide these programs at no-cost to our athletes, with transportation from a central location. Come join us in sports like tandem biking, kayaking or skiing! Whether you are learning to swim or are an expert downhill skier, you have a place with NWABA!
We are consistent.
NWABA offers a diverse range of sports and physical activities for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. In 2018-2019 NWABA hosted nearly 130 activities including hiking, tandem cycling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, 5-a-side soccer, beep-baseball, hockey, judo, track & field, and goalball. This year, NWABA brought activities to 45 different cities across Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.
We bring our best.
Paralympic Experiences are offered throughout our region in schools and communities for youth to experience a wide array of sports in one day. NWABA brings in coaches and Paralympic athletes to teach athletes various sports such as, judo, track and field, and goalball, a sport invented for individuals who are visually impaired. By meeting Paralympic athletes, participants witness firsthand that they too can achieve their dreams.
We build life skills.
Every summer, NWABA hosts one-week developmental sports camps in Oregon and Washington. These camps promote independence and life skills through sports and physical activity. In 2017, NWABA’s Oregon Camp was the largest camp for youth with visual impairments in the nation.