Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Provides Physical Activity for the Visually Impaired

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes provides physical activity for the visually impaired- Nick Wilks

Nick Wilks was shrimping with his family along Washington’s Hood Canal in 2007 when he got a telephone call from his friend, Billy Henry 다운로드.

Henry was at his Vancouver home that morning, researching a new idea they had. They wanted to start a nonprofit to provide sports and fitness programs for blind and visually impaired people, to increase the low rates of physical activity and employment among this group 치로와 친구들 다운로드.

“We wanted to do something about it,” Henry said.

The next day, he borrowed $50 from another buddy, filed incorporation papers, and the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes was born 다운로드. At that time, Henry was 15, Wilks 17. They had naysayers but were undaunted.

“People thought we wouldn’t last a month,” said Wilks, the organization’s board president and a volunteer.

“A lot of people told us we couldn’t do it,” added Henry, its executive director. “People thought we’d stop