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 an Adaptive Swimming Clinic for Individuals who are Blind and Visually Impaired in Eugene, OR
Vancouver, Washington—January 25th, 2017—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting an adapted swimming clinic for individuals who are blind and visually impaired in Eugene, OR. The event is scheduled for Saturday, February 18th at Echo Hollow Pool (1655 Echo Hollow Rd. Eugene, OR), and it is open to all people who are blind or visually impaired. Individuals who are under 18 will need to be accompanied by a guardian. The event will run from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, and transportation from Salem, Corvallis, and Eugene is available upon request.
“We are extremely excited to deliver this newly created program to individuals who are blind or visually impaired in our Eugene community. The addition of the swimming program represents NWABA’s long-term vision of enhancing and expanding on-going, consistent programming to improve the quality of life for individuals of all ages and abilities with visual impairments,” said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry.
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 1,300 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 more information on Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, please contact Billy Henry at 1-360-718-2826, or visit www.nwaba.org.