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USABA Updates

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

Get Free Fitbit When You Sign Up for United We Move! Challenge

CALLING ALL USABA ATHLETES! If you're interested in joining a friendly and competitive community to stay active during these trying times, we have the program for you! The United We Move! program is a group fitness program for USABA athletes of all abilities across the country. Using Fitbit activity trackers, participants will engage in challenges, fitness tracking and online videos created by Paralympian Tyler Merren. If you already have a Fitbit, we will send you an invitation to the United We Move! Challenge after you register at the link below. If you do not own a Fitbit wearable, we will ship you one when…  Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: USABA Looking For New Board Directors and Committee Members

Recently, USABA made a significant update to its bylaws (https://www.usaba.org/about-us/board-of-directors-by-laws) to become more aligned with the USOPC and other NGBs. As a result, the USABA board of directors is seeking to fill positions on the board and on standing committees (Governance, Ethics, Judicial). We have a need for both independent board members and goalball athlete members. This is an excellent opportunity for qualified individuals to have an impact on the future of blind sports and its development under the umbrella of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movement. The complete job description is located here and below. All positions are for a 4-year term and require…  Read More

USABA Northeast Regional Goalball Tournament Canceled

Dear USABA Member, This past week of coronavirus news has been a whirlwind, causing disruption in our everyday lives and in the world of sports. In light of these developing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus and after consultation with local organizers, health officials, and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), the USABA Northeast Regional Goalball Tournament in Westmont, New Jersey, scheduled to take place April 18-19, has been canceled. The decision for cancellation was a difficult one, however, the health and well-being of our athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers is, and always will be, the paramount priority of…  Read More

USABA Update on Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Situation

Dear USABA Members, As a core pillar of USABA’s mission and vision, we are strongly committed to the health, safety and well-being of all members, athletes, volunteers and staff. USABA staff, the Board of Directors and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee have been closely monitoring the ever-changing Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 situation.  We want to ensure that all parties involved in our blind sports community are informed and familiarized with the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 preventative measures, travel guidelines and best practices. The World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention are your best source for the latest…  Read More

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