USABA Seeking Bids to Host 2015 Goalball Championships
23 Aug, 2013
Premier Event for the Blind Will Attract Hundreds of Athletes, Generate Publicity, Economic Impact
The United States Association of Blind Athletes is now accepting bids from parties interested in hosting the June 2015 USABA Goalball National Championships. Goalball is one of the most exciting sports for blind athletes.
This 2-3 day tournament attracts the very best men’s and women’s goalball teams from across the country. Detailed information and a bid application can be found by clicking here.
Bids will be accepted through December 1, 2013. Please direct any additional information to USABA Goalball Program Manager John Potts at firstname.lastname@example.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.