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2022 National Blind Sports Week presented by Healthy Vision Association

October 03, 2022 - October 08, 2022


National Blind Sports Day presented by Healthy Vision Association is a celebration across the U.S. promoting fitness in Americans with visual impairments and showcasing the abilities, opportunities and awareness of sports for the blind

NATIONAL BLIND SPORTS WEEK presented by Healthy Vision Association: October 3-8, 2022
NATIONAL BLIND SPORTS DAY presented by Healthy Vision Association: October 8, 2022

National Blind Sports Week Facebook Live Panel Discussions:
Join us for a series of Facebook Live panel discussions with different themes each day celebrating National Blind Sports Week, Oct. 3-8. 

Monday, October 3 - Mental Health & Wellness

  • Social Media Takeover by Goalball Sport Ambassador Eliana Mason

  • 7 pm EDT - Zoom/Facebook Live Event

    • Eliana Mason, two-time Paralympic medalist in goalball

Tuesday, October 4 - Making Fitness Accessible

  • Social Media Takeover by Goalball Sport Ambassador Tyler Merren

  • 7 pm EDT - Zoom/Facebook Live Event

    • Zach Buhler, 2020 Paralympian in goalball

    • Kyle Coon, 2020 Paralympian in triathlon

    • David Brown, Paralympic gold medalist in track & field and Blind Soccer Sport Ambassador

Wednesday, October 5 - The Paralympic Journey

  • Social Media Takeover/Workout by Goalball Sport Ambassador Daryl Walker

  • 7 pm EDT - Zoom/Facebook Live Event

    • Christella Garcia, two-time Paralympian in judo

    • Lisa Czechowski, six-time Paralympian in goalball

Thursday, October 6 - The Blind Sports Community

  • Social Media Takeover/Workout by Blind Soccer Sport Ambassador Bailey Martin

  • 7 pm EDT - Zoom/Facebook Live Event

    • Wendy Fagan, Founder, Envision Blind Sports

Friday, October 7 - Finding Your Sport

  • Social Media Takeover/Workout by Endurance Sport Ambassador Rob Sanchas

National Blind Sports Day
Sat., October 8, 2022, with celebrations throughout the week of Oct. 3-8.

Where?   Across the U.S., through community-based partners.

Who?       Blind and visually impaired, or sighted community members.

How?      Community-based partners will host events to raise awareness of a variety of blind sports and fitness activities, providing those in attendance with the opportunity to participate. Sports and fitness activities will include soccer, goalball, walking, corn hole toss, bocce, tandem cycling, inline hockey and more. Partners will be provided with programming and marketing toolkits from the USABA staff to assist in their event implementation.

Why?      Sport and fitness activities have the power to provide people who are blind and visually impaired with the framework to set goals, build work ethic and live a healthier lifestyle. Studies have shown that blind and visually impaired individuals who are involved in sport and fitness live a higher-quality life and are twice as likely to find employment. National Blind Sports Day will provide many blind Americans the opportunity to find an activity they love and showcase to society that sport and recreation are for everyone.

How to Get Involved:      Contact USABA Sport Program Coordinator Marybai Huking ( to have your events listed on our National Blind Sports Week calendar.