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USABA Updates

USABA Named Winner of 2020 Robert Wood Johnson Sports Award

COLORADO SPRINGS (October 4, 2020) – The United States Association of Blind Athletes has been selected as one of five 2020 winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Sports Award from a pool of 270 applicants. The winners receive a $25,000 cash award and were honored at a virtual ceremony on October 4 aired live on the RWJF Facebook page. The award recognizes and honors those in sport who display an innovative and collaborative approach to making their communities a healthier place to live. This includes sports teams, athletes, and community-based organizations that use sports as a platform to…  Read More

USABA Names Molly Quinn as New Chief Executive Officer

COLORADO SPRINGS (July 28, 2020) –The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to announce the addition of Molly Quinn as the association’s new Chief Executive Officer. Quinn comes to USABA with over 20 years of progressive experience in sales, sports marketing, and philanthropy.  Prodigy Search, a national executive search firm, conducted the broad-scale recruitment process for the new hire. In her new role at USABA, Quinn will work with the board, staff, members, and other stakeholders to develop, implement, and achieve a new strategic plan to increase membership, expand programs, and develop new revenue streams among other…  Read More

Statement from USABA Executive Director Mark Lucas

On June 1, Sarah Hirshland, CEO of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), wrote a strong unifying message to Olympic and Paralympic athletes. She stated, “We must do everything in our power to ensure equality promised is equality achieved.” (https://go.teamusa.org/2MExnHi). As a member organization of the USOPC, the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) staff and Board of Directors fully concur with her statement and affirm these principles. USABA staff and Board of Directors are fully committed to upholding our organization’s written and approved core values. These values include respect, integrity, empowerment, diversity, and inclusion for all members. These…  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

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