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News Release
Celebrating Camp Spark
Celebrating Camp Spark
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host Camp Spark's Second Session for Youth with Visual Impairments (Photo) - 07/23/21

Vancouver, Washington—July 23, 2021—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is excited to announce that Camp Spark’s second session will begin on Sunday, July 25, 2021, and run through Friday, July 30, 2021. Campers will participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities, as seen in the photos included, such as goalball (a sport specifically developed for individuals with visual impairments), fitness, beep baseball, tandem cycling, yoga, track & field, and numerous others. 

 

This is the sixth year that NWABA has offered a summer camp for youth who are blind and visually impaired. These two one-week summer sessions will provide 1:2 sports instruction to a total of 59 campers ranging in age from 9-15 who live in Oregon and Washington. Youth who participate in Camp Spark vary in socioeconomic status, ethnic backgrounds, and level of skills and abilities. NWABA offers Camp Spark free of charge to youth and their families. Camp Spark is being hosted at the Linfield University campus in McMinnville, OR. 

 

"Our Board of Directors is extremely excited to offer these truly transformational programs to children and youth with visual impairments. Camp reaches far beyond participating in sports, and acts as a catalyst to help campers gain the confidence, self-esteem, friendships, and independence they need to achieve success in all areas of life.” said Founder, President/CEO, Billy Henry.

 

Camp Spark is partially funded by the generosity of our individual donors, foundations, state grants, and corporate partners; however, additional support is critically needed to deliver a successful camp. Donations to support Camp Spark can be made online at www.nwaba.org/donate or by mailing a check to PO BOX 61489, Vancouver, WA, 98666. For more information on Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, please contact Alyssa Baldwin at 1-360-768-5647, media@nwaba.org, 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 students who were visually impaired 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 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides more than 1,900 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: media@nwaba.org
Phone:  1-360-768-5647

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