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Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host Water Sports Volunteer Orientation - 03/27/17

Contact:
Billy Henry, Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Ste. 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-448-7254
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host Water Sports Volunteer Orientation

Vancouver, Washington--March 27, 2017--Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting a water sports volunteer orientation. This event will be held on Saturday, April 29th at Vancouver Lake (6801 NW Lower River Rd. Vancouver, WA 98660). Participants will have the opportunity to learn basic fundamentals and skills for volunteering with NWABA. This hands-on day will include learning how to guide individuals with visual impairments through paddle boarding and tandem kayaking. This event will take place from 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM.

"Volunteers truly fuel every aspect of our mission and programs. Without their countless hours of support, there is no way NWABA could serve the amount of people we do. So, we are very excited to be delivering an orientation for them which will hopefully kick start the summer with excitement for our programs and help our volunteers be successful in working with our participants." said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes plans to host ongoing water sports experiences throughout the summer. Each program will offer individuals who are blind or visually impaired the opportunity to experience kayaking and paddle boarding. The first event of this kind is a Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Boarding Lake Tour that will take place on May 31st. With every program offered, volunteers are needed to ensure that each participant will have a safe and fun experience. To learn more about upcoming and ongoing programs and how to get invloved, please visit www.nwaba.org or call 360-448-7254.

About NWABA:
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 information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-448-7254

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Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host Paralympic Experience for Children with Visual Impairments in Medical Lake, WA - 03/27/17

Contact:
Billy Henry, Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Ste. 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-448-7254
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host Paralympic Experience for Children with Visual Impairments in Medical Lake, WA

Vancouver, Washington--March 27, 2017--Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting a 2017 Paralympic Experience in Medical Lake, WA. The event is scheduled for Friday, April 28th, at Medical Lake High School (200 E. Barker Medical Lake, WA 99022). The event will run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, and lunch will be served. It is open to children and youth of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.

"We are extremely excited to deliver NWABA's first Paralympic Experience to youth who are blind or visually impaired in Medical Lake. This truly life-changing opportunity will introduce participants to sports and physical activity and support NWABA's long-term vision of drastically enhancing on-going opportunities throughout the region to ensure every person with a visual impairment is receiving services they need to reach their greatest potential in all areas of life.," said Founder & Executive Director, Billy Henry.

The event will give K-12 students with visual impairments an opportunity to learn the fundamental skills to participate in Goalball (a sport specifically designed for individuals who are blind and visually impaired), beep kickball, and tandem cycling. For more information on Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, please contact Billy Henry at 1-360-718-2826, or visit www.nwaba.org.

About NWABA
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 information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-448-7254
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Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Kick Off the Spring Season with a Cape Horn Trail Hike - 03/27/17

Contact:
Billy Henry, Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Ste. 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-448-7254
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Kick Off the Spring Season with a Cape Horn Trail Hike

Vancouver, Washington--March 27, 2017-- Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that the organization will be kicking off their spring season of programs with a hike to Cape Horn. This event will take place April 1st at the Cape Horn Trail (Washougal, WA 98671). Participants and volunteers will meet at the trailhead at 9:00 am, and the 4-mile hike is expected to be over by 1:00 pm. Transportation will be available from Portland and Vancouver. Come and celebrate the Spring Season by soaking in the sun and enjoying physical activity! The event is open to individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired. For more information about getting involved, registering as a volunteer or athlete, or if you would like to coordinate transportation from Portland or Vancouver, visit www.nwaba.org or call 360-448-7254.

"We are very excited to kick off our spring season of programming with the Cape Horn Trail hike. Our spring programs provide ongoing opportunities for individuals who are blind and visually impaired to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. This will be the first of many hikes this season, and we are excited to see how many individuals will be impacted through our life-changing programs this Spring and Summer. This is only the beginning!" said Executive Director Billy Henry.

For more information on the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, please call 1-360-448-7254 or visit www.nwaba.org.

About NWABA:
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 information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-448-7254

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Northwest Association for Blind Athletes and Legacy West Pioneers to Host Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for Children Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired - 03/27/17

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes and Legacy West Pioneers to Host Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for Children Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired

Vancouver, Washington--March 27, 2017-- Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that the organization will be hosting the 3rd Annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for children who are visually impaired. This event will take place on Saturday, April 15th at the Washington School for the Blind (Old Main Building 2214 E. 13th St. Vancouver, WA). Activities begin at 10:00 am and will include meeting the Easter Bunny, a beeping Easter egg hunt, and tandem cycling. This event is open to all families with a child who has a visual impairment. This event is free to all participants, but registration is required. For more information about getting involved visit www.nwaba.org or call 360-448-7254.

"We are very excited to partner with Legacy West Pioneers and provide our 3rd Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for children who are blind and visually impaired in our community. With a simple adaptation, children who are blind and visually impaired have the opportunity to participate in this holiday tradition, and we are so happy that NWABA can help provide these types of experiences for families," said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry.

For more information on the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, please contact Billy Henry at 1-360-448-7254, or visit www.nwaba.org

About NWABA:
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 information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-448-7254

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