Special Needs

USABA Lists Calendar of Events for VI Athletes

27 Jul, 2015

USABA has listed a new series of events for athletes with blindness or visual impairments.

You can learn more about USABA athletes and opportunities with USABA, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Below is a calendar of events through the end of the year.

  • July 21-26, 2015: USABA Summer Sports Festival in Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • July 26-August 1, 2015: IBSA World Youth Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • August 7-14, 2015: Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada

  • September 20-27, 2015: Cycling Development Camp – Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • September 25-27, 2015: Jr. Cascade Goalball Classic in Portland, Oregon

  • October 3-4, 2015: Lone Star Goalball Classic, Austin, Texas (advanced youth teams), contact Mark Gronquist at gronquistm@tsbvi.edu

  • October 23-25, 2015: 2015 Lakeshore Foundation Southeast Regional Goalball Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama. Contact Mandy Goff at mandyg@lakeshore.org

  • November 5-7, 2015: 2015 USABA National High School Goalball Championships in St. Augustine, Florida. Contact James Crozier at croziere@fsdb.k12.fl.us

USABA National Marathon Championships – Sacramento, California. Contact Richard Hunter at rhunter988@att.net

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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