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Maintaining Independence and Finding Confidence through Sports


By: Stephanie Ross, USABA Contributor Caroline and Cole Carper were born with Leber’s congenial amaurosis (LCA) RPE 65, a disease that eventually leads to total blindness.  “It was hard because we really didn’t know what their abilities were going to be,” Caroline and Cole’s mother, Ashley Carper, said. “We had never been around other individuals who are visually impaired or blind, and it felt very scary as we worked our way out of that grief and mindset.” With limited exposure to the blind and visually impaired community in Little Rock, the Carpers had to figure out ways to empower their…  Read More

Blind and Visually Impaired Skiers Attend 9th Annual Ski Camp at Pico Mountain


U.S. Association of Blind Athletes and Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports host largest gathering in the nation The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to partner with Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport again to host the 9th annual Winter Ski Festival at Pico Mountain, Feb. 5-8. For nearly 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 of skiers in the United States who are blind and…  Read More

Blind and Visually Impaired Skiers Learn to Ski in Breckenridge, CO


Anthem Life Insurance Company Sponsors USABA/BOEC Winter Ski Camp The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to announce they will be hosting the 7th annual Winter Ski Camp in Breckenridge, Colorado, from Thursday, March 7 through Monday, March 11, thanks to generous support from the Anthem Life Insurance Company. For this event, USABA partners with the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) for lodging and trained ski guides, a key element for athletes who are blind and visually impaired. This year USABA and BOEC will provide two days of alpine skiing and one day of nordic skiing in…  Read More

Anthem Life Insurance Company Sponsors 2011 USABA Ski Festival

Blind and Visually Impaired Skiers take to the Slopes, Erik Weihenmayer serves as Keynote Speaker and Role Model for Blind Athletes Sponsored by Anthem Life Insurance Company, The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to host the second annual Colorado Winter Ski Festival in Breckenridge, CO, from Friday, March 11 through Monday, March 14. Nineteen blind or visually impaired athletes of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to learn to ski, race and shoot infrared biathlon rifles coupled with acoustic signals. “With generous support from Anthem Life, USABA is pleased to partner with the Breckenridge…  Read More

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