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USABA Lists Events for Visually Impaired, Paralympic Athletes

26 Oct, 2015


The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes has listed a calendar of upcoming events for athletes with various physical challenges.

October 23-25, 2015: 2015 Lakeshore Foundation Southeast Regional Goalball Tournament - Birmingham, Alabama

November 5-7, 2015: 2015 USABA National High School Goalball Championships - St. Augustine, Florida

November 13, 2015: 10th Annual Common Sight, Common Vision Breakfast – Colorado Springs, Colorado. RSVP to cpatterson@usaba.org

December 6, 2015: USABA National Marathon Championships presented by Non-24.com – Sacramento, California

December 12-13, 2015: U.S. Paralympics Cycling Track National Championships – Colorado Springs, Colorado

February 5-8, 2016: USABA/VASS Winter Sports Camp – Pico Mountain - Killington, Vermont

March 2-6, 2016:  USABA/BOEC Winter Sports Camp – Breckenridge, Colorado

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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