Presented by Healthy Vision Association
The 2nd annual National Blind Sports Day is quickly approaching!
Will you be joining the celebration?
Promoting Fitness in Americans with Visual Impairments
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Events encouraged between September 30 – October 6th!
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!
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further questions and details.
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.
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 email@example.com).
Contact Kevin Brousard at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.