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News Release
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Hosts "NWABA Give Day" on September 14th - 09/12/23

Vancouver, WA—September 12, 2023—On Thursday, September 14th, Northwest Association of Blind Athletes (NWABA) will host its first annual “NWABA Give Day” to support its mission of providing opportunities through sports and physical activities to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. With the sunset of GiveMore24, Southwest Washington’s biggest day of giving, NWABA is appealing to their community to empower their athletes during its own 24-hour day of giving. As a long-time participant of GiveMore24, NWABA saw firsthand the type of impact that can be made when a community comes together. NWABA’s goal is to raise $75,000 on Give Day.

NWABA’s programs and services are offered at no cost to the participants and their families. By participating in sports and physical activity, these individuals not only transform their physical health, but they are also empowered to build confidence, find independence, become part of a community, and learn valuable skills leading to a greater quality of life.

The funds raised through NWABA Give Day will support programs and services throughout the year. 

Camp Spark - Through summer and winter sessions, campers learn how to swim for the first time, snowshoe through the mountains, develop friendships, and gain the skills and resources to help them achieve success in all areas of life. Through summer and winter sessions, campers learn how to swim for the first time, snowshoe through the mountains, develop friendships, and gain the skills and resources to help them achieve success in all areas of life.

Sports Outreach – Provides various physical activity and sport opportunities through on-going programs, clinics and Paralympic Experiences to ensure that individuals of all ages and abilities who are blind and visually impaired have access to participate.

Virtual Programs - Live and pre-recorded, audio-described and high-contrast virtual workouts to provide opportunities to remain healthy and active at home, providing access to all individuals who are blind and visually impaired throughout the globe.

Sports Adaptations – Offers accessible equipment lending, a comprehensive instructional video library and consultations for athletes, educators, school districts and families.

The excitement around NWABA Give Day has been so incredible that the organization has decided to open up Early Giving, prior to the actual event. Supporters wishing to make a donation during NWABA Give Day can do so now through September 14th at www.nwaba.org/giveday.

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 3,000 program interactions to 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.

 

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