FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
United States Association of Blind Athletes Partners with WE Fit Wellness to Expand Reach and Program Offerings
Colorado Springs, Colorado (September 16, 2015) – The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is partnering with WE Fit Wellness to expand program and service offerings to increase community outreach. The partnership will promote a wide array of sport, recreation, and fitness options for people who are blind or visually impaired.
“Research shows that individuals who are blind are twice as likely to be obese as the general population and significantly more likely to lead sedentary lifestyles,” said WE Fit Wellness Executive Director, Jessica Beecham. “WE Fit Wellness is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with USABA to bring the kind of wellness tools, promotion of better health, and confidence building which will augment the already robust programs of USABA.”
USABA has a 39-year track record of excellence, creating and enhancing opportunities for blind and visually impaired women and men, who wish to participate in competitive athletics. The energetic, innovative approach of WE Fit Wellness, when combined with the many sport and recreation programs of USABA, will bring a continuum of exciting services to blind and visually impaired people of all ages and the agencies and educators that work with them.
“From providing accessible and relevant information about nutrition and local recreational opportunities to encouraging greater involvement in USABA athletics, WE Fit Wellness and USABA will broaden the spectrum of fitness and athletics for the blind, “said Mark Lucas, USABA Executive Director.
About United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA)
Since its founding in 1976, USABA, a community-based organization of the United States Olympic Committee, has reached more than 100,000 blind individuals. The organization has emerged as more than just a world-class trainer of blind athletes; it has become a champion of the abilities of Americans who are legally blind. USABA’s mission: to enhance the lives of blind and visually impaired people by providing the opportunity for participation in sports and physical activity. For more information go to http://www.usaba.org
About WE Fit Wellness
WE Fit Wellness, a project of Worley Enterprises, was created from a need for accessible, affordable, and achievable health and wellness solutions for EVERYONE. The multifaceted approach to finding wellness solutions that fit include our multimedia health and wellness outreach initiative, health and wellness programming for people with disabilities and other underserved populations, and motivational workshops. Our wide array of services encourage healthy eating, more moving, and a holistic approach to better living.
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