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 Celebrates 10 Years of Providing Life Changing Opportunities
Vancouver, Washington-May 8th, 2017-Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is proud to announce it is celebrating the organization’s ten-year anniversary this month. Ten years ago, a group of visually impaired students who wanted to ensure that people who are blind had access to participate in sports and physical activity formed the organization. It its first year, NWABA served 6 athletes. Today, NWABA is a rapidly expanding charitable organization that provides nearly 1,500 children, youth, adults and military veterans with visual impairments tailored programming, which improves self-confidence, promotes independence, creates an inclusive community of supporters, and builds the skills necessary to succeed in all areas of life including school and employment.
“We are excited to celebrate our ten-year anniversary of transforming the quality of life for individuals who are blind and visually impaired in our community. Over the last ten years, we have grown to meet the increasing needs of individuals with visual impairments and recently approved a new strategic plan that will position our mission and programs to serve thousands more as we enter our second decade. On behalf of the children, youth, adults and military veterans we are honored to serve, thank you to everyone who has supported, volunteered in believed in our mission. Together, we have truly changed lives.” – said Billy Henry, Founder/Executive Director.
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes is heading its busiest time of year. During the spring and summer season, ongoing programs are provided throughout the week in events like tandem biking, swimming, hiking, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. Additionally, NWABA will be hosting the second annual Camp Abilities Oregon at the end of July. Camp Abilities is a developmental sports camp for youth who are blind or visually impaired ages 8-15. It promotes independence and life skills through sports and physical activity. With almost 60 kids registered, it is expected to be the biggest camp offered for blind and visually impaired youth in the world.
For more information on the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, please call 1-360-448-7254 or visit www.nwaba.org.