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USABA Announces Events for Visually Impaired Athletes

21 Sep, 2016


The United States Association of Blind Athletes has created a calendar of events for fall and winter. More events will be added; however, the following dates have been set:

September 20-26: Cycling Development Camp - Colorado Springs, Colorado

September 30-October 2: Jr. Cascade Classic - Vancouver, Washington

October 1-2: Capital City Goalball Tournament - Fairfax, Virginia

October 14-15: Cactus Goalball Classic - Tucson, Arizona

October 14-15: Lone Star Classic Youth Goalball Tournament - Austin, Texas

February 10-13, 2017: 10th Annual Winter Ski Festival in Killington, Vermont

March 1-5, 2017: Winter Ski Camp in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Veteran funding is available for both events at this time. For more information, contact Membership Coordinator Kevin Brousard at kbrousard@usaba.org.

About USABA: USABA is a Colorado-based 501(c) (3) organization that provides life-enriching sports opportunities for every individual with a visual impairment.  A member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USABA provides athletic opportunities in various sports including, but not limited to track and field, nordic and alpine skiing, biathlon, judo, wrestling, swimming, tandem cycling, powerlifting and goalball (a team sport for the blind and visually impaired).

USABA was founded by Dr. Charles Buell in 1976 with the purpose of improving the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired. That year, 27 young men and women were selected to represent the United States in the first Olympiad for the Disabled in Toronto, Canada. As a result of this Olympic involvement, a group of national leaders, educators and coaches of the visually impaired met to discuss the need for an organization to structure, promote and sponsor competitions for people who are blind and visually impaired throughout the United States.

Today, USABA has evolved into a national organization that provides sports opportunities to thousands of children, youth, adults and veterans who are blind and visually impaired.  USABA programs serve athletes of all ages and abilities from local grassroots programs to the elite Paralympic level. Information is available here.

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