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National Blind Sports Day presented by Healthy Vision Association

October 05, 2019

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National Blind Sports Day presented by Healthy Vision Association




2nd Annual National Blind Sports Day


Presented by Healthy Vision Association


 


 Promoting Fitness in Americans with Visual Impairments


Saturday, October 5th, 2019


National Blind Sports Day presented by Healthy Vision Association is a celebration across the U.S. showcasing the abilities, opportunities and awareness of sports for the blind.

  

When?    Sat., October 5th, 2019. Can be celebrated during the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6th.

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 goalball, tandem cycling, track and field, judo, swimming, yoga, walking, archery, golf 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 is for everyone.

Contact:  

USABA Programs Manager, Kevin Brousard

kbrousard@usaba.org / (719) 866-3019

2019 Events


CALIFORNIA
Bay Area Outreach Program (BORP)
Saturday, October 5
Sports: Wheelchair Basketball and Power Soccer
Jonathan Newman jonathan@borp.org
3075 Adeline St #200, Berkeley, CA 94703

Blind Stokers Club
Saturday, October 5
San Diego, California
Sports: Tandem Demonstration Rides
Contact: Dave White (director@blindstokersclub.org) 619-507-9834
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/357885725097388/
blindstokersclub.org

FLORIDA
Lighthouse of Broward
Saturday, October 5
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sports: Goalball, Adapted Soccer and Yoga
Contact: Samantha Kelly (skelly@lhob.org) 954-463-4217

NEW JERSEY
Blind Athletes Inc. Paralympic Sports Club
Friday, October 4
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
Contact: Jennifer Demby (jennifer.demby@outlook.com)

PENNSYLVANIA
Blind Sports Organization
Saturday, October 5
Havertown, PA
Sports: Goalball, Basketball, Soccer, Beep Baseball, Gymnastics, Kickball and Bonfire
Contact: Matt Shields (matthew.joseph.shields@gmail.com) 610-931-0911
www.blindsports.org

TENNESSEE
Achilles Nashville
Wednesday, October 2
Nashville, TN
Sports: Running
Contact: Amy Harris (amy.courtney.harris@gmail.com)
https://achillesnashville.org

TriState Adaptive Sports Association
Saturday, October 5
Memphis, TN
Sports: Tandem Cycling and Corn Hole
Contact: Calvin Poole (cpoole1354@gmail.com) 901-490-2800
tasaweb.org