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USABA Updates

JOB RE-POSTING: Men’s Goalball National Team Head Coach and High Performance Manager

The position opening for Men's Goalball National Team Head Coach and High Performance Manager with the United States Association of Blind Athletes is being re-posted through Tuesday, October 1, 2019. All qualified applications are encouraged to apply. Read the full job description HERE.  Read More

2019 USABA Scholarships Awarded

Thanks to the generosity of the I C You Foundation and Arthur & Helen Copeland, each year, USABA offers scholarships to members who exhibit exceptional drive in athletic achievement and educational endeavors. We are proud to present the I C You Foundation Valor Achievement Award and Arthur E. & Helen Copeland scholarships to four USABA athletes who demonstrate a passion for bettering themselves through sport and education. Congratulations to the following students for being awarded USABA scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year!   I C You Foundation Valor Achievement Award Winners: McClain Hermes (Dacula, Ga.) and Jayden Yamada (Bellevue, Wash.) McClain…  Read More

Skiers with Visual Impairments attend the 12th Annual Winter Ski Camp at Breckenridge

By: Sierra Romero (March 11, 2019) - As snow began to fall the first weekend in March, thousands of people were taking to the slopes. Skiing and snowboarding is a sport that is enjoyed by around 9.2 million people in the United States this past year alone. Within this large number, there is a subgroup of skiers and snowboarders who take on additional challenges to enjoy the slopes as well. According to the National Federation of the Blind, there are approximately 7.6 million people in the United States who are either blind or have a visual impairment. While it is more difficult…  Read More

Bill Kellick Named as USABA Marketing and Public Relations Manager

  (January 17, 2019) The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to announce the hiring of veteran Olympic communications professional Bill Kellick as its Marketing and Public Relations Manager. In this role, Kellick will manage all aspects of the organization’s marketing and communications plans. Kellick comes to USABA having spent the past 22 years in various communications roles with Olympic National Governing Bodies. As Director of Communications with USA Cycling, Kellick oversaw a five-person communications department that grew the brand of USA Cycling as well as the awareness of the sport of cycling in America. He has…  Read More

National Champions Crowned at 2018 USABA Marathon Nationals

Athletes from across the U.S. – and around the world – traveled to Sacramento in early December for the 2018 USABA Marathon National Championships. Nearly 50 runners and more than 60 guides, including three Paralympians and 11 military veterans, joined USABA for the 10th anniversary of the event. Chaz Davis (Englewood, Colo.) and Jessica Loomer (Mesa, Ariz.) earned national titles and Nicholas DeWalque (Brussels, Belgium) and Juli Brandvold (Great Falls, Mont.) were honored with Richard Hunter Excellence in Running Awards. 2018 Marathon National Championships - Full ResultsDownload In addition to the race on Sunday, runners and guides enjoyed multiple gatherings…  Read More

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