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 Launch Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program for Individuals who are Blind and Visually Impaired
Vancouver, Washington—December 1st, 2015—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it is launching the organization’s first skiing and snowboarding program for children, youth, adults and veterans with visual impairments. The first programs of this kind are scheduled for Saturday, December 5th and Saturday, December 12th at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort. This program features one-on-one instructing, and it will give individuals the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of skiing and snowboarding.
“We are very excited to be expanding our life-changing programs through the addition of skiing & snowboarding. Within hours of releasing this program to our participants, we were booked fully for both days. These events will introduce our athletes to new and exciting opportunities that most have never been able to experience.” said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes plans to host two additional ski & snowboard experiences in March and has aspirations of expanding the program in the future. Each session will cost the organization in excess of $750.00 for ten participants. Donations are accepted to support NWABA’s new ski & snowboard program by mailing a check to PO BOX 65265, Vancouver, WA, 98665 or making an online gift at www.nwaba.org. Please indicate that your donation is to support the Ski & Snowboard Program.
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides programming to more than 1,200 individuals of all ages and ability levels with visual impairments. The mission of NWABA is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. The Association was formed by a group of visually impaired students in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity.