Special Needs

USABA Lists Calendar of Events

26 Apr, 2016

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

April 25-29, 2016: Goalball Training Camp - Fort Wayne, Indiana

May 10-16, 2016: Cycling Development Camp - Colorado Springs, Colorado

May 12-14, 2016: Western Regional Goalball Tournament - Salt Lake City, Utah

May 21-27, 2016: LTA Development Rowing Camp - Boston, Massachusetts

June 18-22, 2016: Goalball Training Camp - Fort Wayne, Indiana

June 23-25, 2016: 2016 USABA National Goalball Championships - Fort Wayne, Indiana

Full 2016 Goalball Calendar available here

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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