Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to host evening skiing and snowboarding events

NWABA’s skiing and snowboarding events will take place from 5:30–7:30 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 19 and Wed., Feb. 26

VANCOUVER — Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) will host evening skiing and snowboarding experiences for individuals who are blind or visually impaired at Mt. Hood Meadows. NWABA’s programs are designed to build confidence by stepping outside one’s comfort zone, to foster friendships with peers who understand what it is like to be visually impaired, and encourage independence through an active, healthy lifestyle.

NWABA’s skiing and snowboarding events will take place from 5:30–7:30 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 19 and Wed., Feb. 26. Anyone who is blind or visually impaired is encouraged to join in this opportunity to learn basic fundamentals and skills to participate in skiing and snowboarding. Photo courtesy of Kellen Ainley
NWABA’s skiing and snowboarding events will take place from 5:30–7:30 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 19 and Wed., Feb. 26. Anyone who is blind or visually impaired is encouraged to join in this opportunity to learn basic fundamentals and skills to participate in skiing and snowboarding. Photo courtesy of Kellen Ainley

NWABA’s skiing and snowboarding events will take place from 5:30–7:30 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 19 and Wed., Feb. 26. Anyone who is blind or visually impaired is encouraged to join in this opportunity to learn basic fundamentals and skills to participate in skiing and snowboarding. Only 12 spaces available per night. Equipment rental, lift pass, and transportation are included. To reserve your space, register online at www.nwaba.org/events or email programsteam@nwaba.org.

“We are very excited to announce skiing and snowboarding for children, youth, and adults who are blind and visually impaired at Mount Hood. This event will support individuals with the tools and resources to participate in their favorite snow sports, and help them achieve their goals in all areas of life including at school and at home.” said Founder, President/CEO, Billy Henry

Donations to support sports and physical activity for individuals who are blind or visually impaired are accepted by mailing a check to PO BOX 65265, Vancouver, WA, 98665 or making an online gift at www.nwaba.org. For more information on Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, 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 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 nearly 1,700 children, youth, and adults 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 more information: http://www.nwaba.org

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