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United States Association for Blind Athletes - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

United States Association for Blind Athletes
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(719) 630-0422 (Local)
(719) 630-0616 (Fax)
media@usaba.org
http://www.usaba.org

Brief Description

The United States Association of Blind Athletes is a community-based organization of the United States Olympic Committee. USABA aims to increase the number and quality of grassroots-through-competitive, world-class athletic opportunities for Americans who are blind or visually impaired.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Number of staff: Three full-time staff
Geographic area served: USABA is a national organization with chapters in many areas.
Publications: Insight (newsletter)

Staff

Mark Lucas, Executive Director, mlucas@usaba.org
Ryan Ortiz, Contact, Rortiz@usaba.org

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Recreation Services
    • Offers the following:
      • Opportunity to participate in sports camps and clinics as well as regional and national competitions
      • Liability and secondary medical insurance for USABA events
      • Calendar of athletic events and conferences for the entire year
      • Contact information for other individuals with similar athletic interests in your area
      • Re-designed newsletter in large print and available on audiocassette
      • Web site with up to date information on USABA news and events
      • Access to USABA specific sport listservs

    Ongoing Events/Programs

    ARTHUR E. AND HELEN COPELAND SCHOLARSHIPS
    Fitness Club


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