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Recreation: Sports: Blind


American Blind Skiing Foundation ABSF is committed to serving visually impaired children & adults, giving them the opportunities and experiences that build confidence & independence that can last a lifetime. For additional information, contact the ABSF at ABSF@absf.org.

United States Association of Blind Athletes has a mission to to increase the number and quality of grassroots-through-competitive, world-class athletic opportunities for Americans who are blind or visually impaired. They do this by providing athlete and coach identification and support, program and event management, and national and international representation. We value the life-enhancing aspects of sports and the opportunity to demonstrate the abilities of people who are blind and visually impaired. For more information contact this organization at 33 N. Institute St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903 or call (719) 630-0422 voice or (719) 630-0616 fax.

United States Blind Golf Association will assist you on how blind golf is played, its rules, member qualifications, and tournament schedules.

Regional Listings

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes is a regional, non-profit, volunteer organization, affiliated with the USABA (United States Association of Blind Athletes) and the Washington State School for the Blind. NWABA is dedicated to the development of athletes and sports programs for the blind and visually impaired in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. To contact the NWABA write to 10800 N.E. 93 RD Street, Vancouver, WA 98662.

State Listings

New York

New York Association of Blind Athletes has provided athletic opportunities and support for blind and visually impaired athletes in New York State. NYABA is a an affiliate of the United States Association for Blind Athletes.

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