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Camp provides youth with vision loss sports opportunities

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For More Information, Contact:  Dena Fellows
Cell 414-526-7998 • dfellows@vision-forward.org

Camp provides youth with vision loss sports opportunities

(MILWAUKEE, WI. – July 23, 2018) – Vision Forward Association will host the fourth annual ‘Play it Forward Youth Sports Camp’ July 23-25, on the Marquette University campus, for youth who are blind or visually impaired. All sports are adapted specifically for youth with vision loss so they can have equal opportunities to participate in swimming, track and field, goal ball and a variety of other sports.

It’s hard to imagine, but 70% of school-age children who are blind have NEVER participated in any sport or physical activity. Vision Forward is determined to change this by offering this Sports Camp and other physical activities to empower kids to be physically active despite their vision loss, to improve their health and to have fun!

The Sports Camp, in its fourth year, has attracted great community support and interest. This year, the kids will enjoy sports like POUND and adaptive bowling and will hear from Marissa Arndt (who is working to be in the Paralympic games for Judo in 2020, at the closing ceremony on the last day of camp).

With the help of all the coaches and many volunteers, the athletes will get to enjoy a variety of sports that help them learn new skills, build friendships and socialize with peers.

“Vision Forward is proud to offer the ‘Play it Forward Sports Camp,” said Terri Davis, Executive Director for Vision Forward. “This is an amazing collaborative effort and we strongly believe in its long term impact on the youth. We’re especially proud of the community’s growing support.”

For the kids who participate in camp, it is three days of fun, active engagement in sports and an opportunity to enhance their skills and independence. “We hope to create more awareness of this camp so that in the future the camp has the resources to grow and have an impact on even more kids,” stated Davis.

Editor’s Note: Reporters and photographers are invited to cover the three-day Sports Camp. For more information and/or to schedule interviews or make special photo arrangements, please contact Dena Fellows as noted above.

About Vision Forward Association
Vision Forward is Southeastern Wisconsin’s premier resource for people who are blind or visually impaired. Our vision is to provide specialized services and programs to people of all ages and at all stages of vision loss so that they have every opportunity to be vital contributing members of our society. For more information, visit www.vision-forward.org.

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