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USABA Releases List of Development Camps, Events

9 May, 2013


Events Are Local, State, Regional, National and International in Scope

The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes has released the following calendar of events for athletes with visual impairments (VI). The calendar is dynamic, and is continuously updated. Those interested in other events are urged to check the USABA website,  http://www.usaba.org/, for further information:

May 10-11, 2013 : Michigan State Games in Kalamazoo, Michigan
May 20-26, 2013: Adaptive Rowing Camp in Oklahoma City, OK
June 14-16, 2013: Paralympic Track and Field National Championships in San Antonio, Texas
July 9-15, 2013: IBSA World Youth Championships and Pan American Games in Colorado Springs, CO
July 27-28, 2013: USABA National Powerlifting Championships with Rocky Mountain State Games in Colorado Springs, CO
August 16, 2013: USABA & Downtown Lions Club Golf Classic at Antlers Creek Golf Course in Peyton, CO
September 5-14, 2013: IBSA World Bench Press and Powerlifting Championships in Beijing, China
September 14-15, 2013: Blind Sailing National Championships in Newport, Rhode Island - kris@blindsailingunlimited.org
October 6, 2013: NIB Visually Impaired National Half Marathon Championships at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon in Mount Vernon, VA
November 22: 8th Annual Common Sight, Common Vision Breakfast at the Crowne Plaza in Colorado Springs, CO
December 8, 2013: California International Marathon 
August 28-September 1, 2014: UCI ParaCycling World Championships in Greenville, South Carolina

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.

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