National Blind Sports Day Logo

Presented by Healthy Vision Association


The 2nd annual National Blind Sports Day is quickly approaching!
Will you be joining the celebration?

National Blind Sports Day (NBSD)

Promoting Fitness in Americans with Visual Impairments

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Events encouraged between September 30 – October 6th!

Learn More about NBSD


In 2018, 45 agencies and over 1,000 participants took part in the inaugural event. 
This year, NBSD needs your help to make it even bigger!

NOAH Member Mackenzie S Swimming

What is National Blind Sports Day? Sport and fitness have the power to provide people who are blind and visually impaired with the framework to set goals, build work ethic and live a healthier lifestyle. The goal of National Blind Sports Day (NBSD) is to celebrate the abilities of and opportunities available to Americans with visual impairments and increase awareness of sports for the blind. 

Why should my organization/school/club participate? You’ll be joining thousands of others across the country in increasing awareness of sports for the blind and promoting inclusion. 

NOAH member Bobby S plays soccer

How do I get involved? Host a NBSD event locally to introduce people in your community to sport and fitness opportunities for the blind. This could be as simple as coordinating a walk around your local park or more involved like hosting a goalball or beep baseball tournament if you’re aware of local teams. 

Teen Spotlight_Katie M.

Upon registration, the NBSD team will provide a programming information packet that will help you plan your event. The programming toolkit will provide you and your team with a detailed outline on how to locate facilities, secure equipment, template programming schedules for a variety of sports, how to locate local partnering agencies and identifying a keynote speaker.  The programming toolkit will help answer the question “What does a typical National Blind Sports Day event look like?”  Contact USABA Membership Manager Kevin Brousard (kbrousard@usaba.org) for further questions and details.  

NOAH board member Donte at NBSD 2018

The NBSD team hopes that this will be the second of MANY National Blind Sports Day with the dream of one day turning it into INTERNATIONAL Blind Sports Day but this dream can only be realized with community support. Please consider registering to host a NBSD event in your area for the people in your community. 

Donte and two kwa at NBSD

The NBSD team will also send you a list of tips and best practices for promoting your involvement in National Blind Sports Day event and recruiting participants to attend your event, as well as logo files, social media graphics and a press release template. You’ll also have direct access to marketing and PR support through USABA’s Marketing & PR Manager, Courtney Patterson (Bill Kellick bkellick@usaba.org).   

 

Register Today!

Contact Kevin Brousard at kbrousard@usaba.org with any questions you may have. 


NBSD thanks you in advance for joining them in increasing awareness of sports for the blind and promoting a more inclusive society!