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USABA Supports Giving Games to Help Olympic and Paralympic Athletes

U.S. SPORTS RALLY TO HELP SUSTAIN ATHLETES BY ANNOUNCING GIVING GAMES: A COLLABORATIVE FUNDRAISING EFFORT Following the Tokyo Games postponement, Giving Games encourages Americans to unite as one to support the athletes that bear our flag COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (July 24, 2020) – On the eve of what would have been the opening of the Tokyo Summer Olympics, USABA is joining with a host of Team USA national governing bodies on the launch of Giving Games, an effort to support and sustain U.S. sports federations and their athletes on their Olympic and Paralympic journey. Giving Games officially launched on July…  Read More

Athlete Perspective: The Lights Are On! We Are Awake!

By Lamar Brown, N.Y. Association of Blind Athletes It has been more than 400 years that black people in America have been largely underrepresented, misrepresented, and denied inalienable human rights that are to be afforded to all citizens in accordance with the Constitution. One must be incredibly honest and recognize that America and its prosperity can largely be attributed to what materialized as free labor, that being slavery and all the benefits that it entailed. One must consider the historical mental anguish and the overall feeling of despair in the black community. George Floyd was merely the catalyst to igniting…  Read More

National Fitness Challenge Participants Reach Goals Despite Self-Isolation

Staying at home is not stopping participants in this year’s National Fitness Challenge. The quest to stay or become fit has fueled innovative and creative ways of being active during this period of self-isolation. From regular Zoom gatherings, to yoga, to running virtual 5k events and more, the 155 participants in the 10 NFC markets have amassed 21,049 miles in the month of May alone, as tracked by their wearable Fitbits. That’s the equivalent of 41 round trips to the International Space Station! Or one round trip from the northernmost point of North America to the southernmost point of South…  Read More

Statement from USABA Executive Director Mark Lucas

On June 1, Sarah Hirshland, CEO of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), wrote a strong unifying message to Olympic and Paralympic athletes. She stated, “We must do everything in our power to ensure equality promised is equality achieved.” (https://go.teamusa.org/2MExnHi). As a member organization of the USOPC, the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) staff and Board of Directors fully concur with her statement and affirm these principles. USABA staff and Board of Directors are fully committed to upholding our organization’s written and approved core values. These values include respect, integrity, empowerment, diversity, and inclusion for all members. These…  Read More

USABA, in partnership with Prodigy Search, in search for Board Member positions

(Freehold, NJ – May 28, 2020) – The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to announce its partnership with Prodigy Search to conduct a broad-scale, national recruitment of multiple Board Member positions. The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA), established in 1976, is a Colorado-chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt membership organization with 842 registered members. The membership is comprised of elite and developmental athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers. The association has an operating budget and reserves of approximately $1.8 million. USABA is governed by a 10-member Board of Directors. Twenty percent of the Board members must be athletes…  Read More

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