USABA Lists Spring, Summer Events for Athletes with Visual Impairments
7 Apr, 2017
The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) has released its calendar of events, both across the U.S. and internationally. Events range from those open to amateur competition, to elite-level competition, and everything in between. The following events are presently on the calendar. Information can be obtained by going to the USABA’s website. http://www.usaba.org/
April 6-10: Goalball Training Camp - Fort Wayne, Indiana
April 22-23: 2nd Annual Purdue Goalball Tournament - West Lafayette, Indiana
May 13-14: USABA Southeast Regional Goalball Tournament - Smyrna, Georgia
May 21-27: Cycling Development Camp - Colorado Springs, Colorado
June 7-13: LTA Rowing Camp - Boston, Massachusetts
June 22-24: USABA Goalball National Championships - Fort Wayne, Indiana
December 3: USABA Marathon National Championships sponsored by Hanson McClain - Sacramento, California
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. http://www.usaba.org/