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USA Blind Soccer Kicks Off First-Ever International Friendlies

Chula Vista hosts historic matches vs. Canada, March 19-20 (March 15, 2023) – History will be made this weekend in Chula Vista, Calif., as the USA Blind Soccer Men’s National Team makes its debut on the pitch with two international friendlies against Canada. The matches will take place Sunday, March 19, and Monday, March 20, at the Salt Creek Soccer Arena (2710 Otay Lakes Rd.). Both matches begin at 5:00 p.m. local time. The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA), the national governing body (NGB) for the sport of blind soccer in the United States, named the first-ever USA Blind Soccer…  Read More

Sixteen Individuals Selected to be USABA Sport Ambassadors for 2023

The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to announce 16 individuals who will serve as the organization’s sport ambassadors for 2023. Now in its second year, the USABA Sport Ambassador Program utilizes key stakeholders within the blind and visually impaired community from across the country. The program’s goal is to spread awareness and visibility of sports for the blind and visually impaired community, assist in organization representation via outreach and partnership opportunities, and support fundraising efforts to continue and expand programming. The 16 sport ambassadors were selected following an application and review process and the group consists of…  Read More

Fun on the Slopes of Breckenridge

After a three-year hiatus, blind and visually impaired skiers and snowboarders returned to the slopes of Breckenridge, Colorado, for three fun-filled days in the snow, March 3-5. Seven skiers and several family members enjoyed a top-notch experience thanks to the staff and guides from the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center who helped with everything from equipment rentals, lessons, lunch at the slopes and dinner at the Griffith Lodge. The weekend was also made possible with support from Anthem and Architectural Surfaces. One of the attendees was Antoine Craig (Richmond, Va.), a member of the USA Blind Soccer Men's National Team. Although…  Read More

A Return to the Vermont Slopes for Blind Skiers

For the first time in three years, the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) and Vermont Adaptive Sports teamed up to host the 14th USABA Winter Festival at Pico Mountain in Mendon, Vermont. Nineteen athletes with varying visual impairments came from across the country to participate in the post-pandemic return to fun on the snow. “After the pandemic, everyone has been so excited to get back to programming, to get back to in-person, and I think the importance of in-person connection is really highlighted at these events,” said USABA Sports Program Coordinator Marybai Huking. “Within the blind community, people are…  Read More

Champions Crowned at Northwest Regional Goalball

The second regional goalball event of the year took place February 3-5 as the Washington State School for the Blind played host to the USABA Northwest Regional Goalball Tournament in Vancouver, Washington. Seven men's teams and four women's teams took part in the three-day event that was live-streamed on the USABA Facebook page. In the men's division, the Texas Rattlesnakes went 4-0 on the weekend, including a 13-4 triumph over the NWABA Avalanche in the final. The Rattlesnakes' roster was made up of Grej Pesjaka, Will Lopez, Richie Flores and Ronald Acuna. The Avalanche finished second with a lineup of…  Read More

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