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USOPC Selects USABA to Oversee New Team USA Sport: Paralympic Blind Soccer


https://youtu.be/hZjl6YXzngE Colorado Springs, Colo. (January 5, 2022) –The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) has received the highest level of certification from the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) to become the national governing body for blind soccer, globally known as blind football, a sport in which Team USA will make its Paralympic debut as the host nation of the Los Angeles 2028 Games. The certification was approved at the USOPC board of directors meeting on Dec. 16, 2021, in Salt Lake City. The USOPC also certified USABA as the national governing body for goalball, giving the organization…  Read More

Paralympians Coon & Young to Race in Marathon Nationals

Triathlete Kyle Coon and goalball Paralympian Calahan Young among 41 runners with visual impairments on CIM racecourse December 5 Sacramento, Calif. – For the 12th year, the United States Association of Blind Athletes is partnering with the Sacramento Running Association to host the USABA Marathon National Championships presented by Allworth Financial in conjunction with the California International Marathon. This year, the group of more than 100 blind runners and guides includes military veterans, local runners, international runners and Paralympic athletes. Among the runners will be Paralympians Kyle Coon (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Calahan Young (Irwin, Pa.) who both competed at the Tokyo Games…  Read More

USABA, in partnership with Prodigy Search, in search for Board Member positions


(Freehold, NJ – May 28, 2020) – The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to announce its partnership with Prodigy Search to conduct a broad-scale, national recruitment of multiple Board Member positions. The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA), established in 1976, is a Colorado-chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt membership organization with 842 registered members. The membership is comprised of elite and developmental athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers. The association has an operating budget and reserves of approximately $1.8 million. USABA is governed by a 10-member Board of Directors. Twenty percent of the Board members must be athletes…  Read More

USABA, in partnership with Prodigy Search, in search for their newest Chief Executive Officer


(Freehold, NJ – May 13, 2020) – The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) has officially launched a national search for a newly-created position of Chief Executive Officer and is pleased to announce its partnership with Prodigy  Search to conduct the broad-scale recruitment process. The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA), established in 1976, is a Colorado-chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt membership organization with 842 registered members. The membership is comprised of elite and developmental athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers. The association has an operating budget and reserves of approximately $1.8 million. USABA is governed by a 10-member Board of…  Read More

Blind and Visually Impaired Skiers Attend 13th Annual Winter Ski Festival at Pico Mountain

U.S. Association of Blind Athletes and Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports host largest gathering in the nation KILLINGTON, Vt. (Feb. 7, 2020) – The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to partner with Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports to host the 13th annual Winter Ski Festival at Pico Mountain, Feb. 8-9. For more than a decade, USABA and Vermont Adaptive have worked together to coordinate an event where Americans who are blind and visually impaired can participate in alpine skiing, snowboarding and Nordic skiing. The event continues to be the largest annual gathering in the United States…  Read More

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