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
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to host Goalball Experience at Fort Boise Community Center
Vancouver, Washington—July 2nd, 2018,—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting a Goalball Experience for youth with visual impairments at the Fort Boise Community Center in Boise, ID. The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 14th from 10:00 am-2:00pm.
“We are very excited to provide this Goalball Experience for youth who are blind or visually impaired across Idaho. This event will introduce participants to the fundamentals of the sport, provide opportunities for competitive play and act as a catalyst as we begin to deliver enhanced programming in Boise and across Idaho to individuals with visual impairments.” said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry.
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. Goalball is a fast paced, physically challenging, strategic and exciting game played competitively by men and women across the world.
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 1,500 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.