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USABA Announces 2020 Hall of Fame Class


The United States Association of Blind Athletes is pleased to announce the members of the Class of 2020 who will be inducted into the USABA Hall of Fame. This year’s class is comprised of three athletes, one team, a coach and a special contributor, and were selected from a pool of nominations received during the open nominating period, and decided upon by the USABA Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The 2020 inductee list includes athletes Cody Colchado (powerlifting), Patti Egensteiner (athletics) and Tim Willis (distance running), the 2008 U.S. Women’s Paralympic Goalball Team, coach Angelo Montagnino and special contributor Dan…  Read More

National Blind Running Unity Day Connects Runners Around the Nation


In late September, runners across the nation received the dreaded news that the 2020 California International Marathon was canceled due to health and safety guidelines associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. For USABA runners and guides, it also meant the cancellation of the 2020 USABA Marathon National Championships, which are held in conjunction with the California International Marathon. However, if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we must adapt and persevere, and that’s just what USABA staff and volunteer marathon director Richard Hunter did. To fill the void left by the cancellation, USABA and Hunter organized the first-ever National Blind…  Read More

Amanda Dennis, USA Women’s Goalball Team Fired Up For Tokyo in 2021


(article courtesy International Blind Sports Federation) USA Women's Goalball Coach Jake Czechowski raises his arms in the air as assistant coach John Potts, trainer Jen Brown, and players Lisa Czechowski and Shavon Lockhardt celebrate a victory over Canada at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (photo by Mark Reis) A couple of veteran players mixed with a fresh, younger team, together with a new defensive system, means that the defending women’s bronze medalists, the USA, are fired up, ready for Tokyo 2020.Having competed in the Rio 2016 and London 2012 Paralympics, Amanda Dennis and her team are using…  Read More

Third Annual National Blind Sports Day Expands To Week of Virtual Activities in 2020


(Aug. 10, 2020) -- Join the United States Association of Blind Athletes for National Blind Sports Week (Sept. 28-Oct. 3), a six-day virtual experience focused on participation and awareness of sports and opportunities available to athletes who are blind and visually impaired. The week culminates with the 3rd annual National Blind Sports Day on Saturday, Oct. 3. National Blind Sports Week celebrates the abilities of and opportunities available to Americans with visual impairments and increases awareness of sports for the blind. This year, to bring our members the best resources within the blindness community, USABA will also be partnering with other…  Read More

USABA Supports Giving Games to Help Olympic and Paralympic Athletes

U.S. SPORTS RALLY TO HELP SUSTAIN ATHLETES BY ANNOUNCING GIVING GAMES: A COLLABORATIVE FUNDRAISING EFFORT Following the Tokyo Games postponement, Giving Games encourages Americans to unite as one to support the athletes that bear our flag COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (July 24, 2020) – On the eve of what would have been the opening of the Tokyo Summer Olympics, USABA is joining with a host of Team USA national governing bodies on the launch of Giving Games, an effort to support and sustain U.S. sports federations and their athletes on their Olympic and Paralympic journey. Giving Games officially launched on July…  Read More

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