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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

Blind and Visually Impaired Skiers Attend 13th Annual Winter Ski Festival at Pico Mountain

U.S. Association of Blind Athletes and Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports host largest gathering in the nation KILLINGTON, Vt. (Feb. 7, 2020) – The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to partner with Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports to host the 13th annual Winter Ski Festival at Pico Mountain, Feb. 8-9. For more than a decade, USABA and Vermont Adaptive have worked together to coordinate an event where Americans who are blind and visually impaired can participate in alpine skiing, snowboarding and Nordic skiing. The event continues to be the largest annual gathering in the United States…  Read More

USA Women’s Goalball Celebrates National Girls & Women in Sports Day

February 5th is National Girls and Women in Sports Day, a day set aside to celebrate and encourage the involvement of females in sports, so more women can emerge as leaders in sports and life. Sports are much more than just a game or just a competition. Sports are an opportunity to learn more about yourself and develop skills that will benefit you in and out of competition. In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, we asked members of our women’s goalball team to share their experiences in sports and how they use their love for sports…  Read More

Blind Surfer Rides the Waves of Life

by Sierra Romero Surfing commands precision, endurance, patience, and so much more. Every second and every movement counts. According to a 2018 study by Ponting and O’Brien, there are around 35 million surfers in at least 162 countries worldwide. As the number continues to increase every day, there is also a growing demographic of surfers who take on an additional challenge beyond commanding the waves. Joshua Loya, 39, is a blind national championship surfer from Santa Cruz, Calif. In his sophomore year of high school, Loya went blind as the result of an accident, but he didn’t let it stop…  Read More

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