ENVISION BLIND SPORTS
SERVING THE SHENANGO VALLEY, LAWRENCE COUNTY, GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY, GROVE CITY, WARREN (OH) / SOUTHERN TRUMBULL COUNTY, AND NORTHERN TRUMBULL COUNTY
AMOUNT DONATED: $5,965.18
Envision Blind Sports’ mission is to increase sport, outdoor adventure, fitness and physical activity opportunities for individuals who are blind or visually impaired in order to promote lifelong wellness. There is a significant lack of opportunities and education of blind sports, and we aim to increase awareness and build more programming. Through our organization, individuals are given opportunities to push themselves beyond what is expected. Our goal is to educate individuals and help so to understand that individuals who are blind and visually impaired are capable of participating in any type of physical activity when properly adapted.
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $5,000
Programs Supported by Your Donations
Envision Blind Sports has three main pillars. These pillars are: summer camps and clinics, outdoor adventure, and education. Our organization provides year-round opportunities to participate in over 25 different sports and physical activities. Programs include: downhill and cross-country skiing, goalball, blind basketball, judo, wrestling, track and field, swimming, longboarding, 5-a-side football (blind soccer), canoeing, kayaking, tandem cycling, ice fishing and traditional fishing, snow shoeing, dance, drums alive, gymnastics, trampoline park, rock wall, dek hockey, horseback riding, archery, golfing, kickball, tennis, and high ropes courses. We are constantly on the lookout for new opportunities for our athletes and believe that every sport deserves consideration. We want the athletes in our program to find something that excites them to move and increase their physical activity participation and level. We also make it a top priority to educate schools and local organizations about blind sports and increase their awareness of the power of sport for all individuals, regardless of disability. Any donations will directly benefit all three pillars and allow us to increase programming and education.
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
Envision Blind Sports is currently prepping for its largest event of the year - a week long summer sports camp. As of today 53.3% of all athletes have asked for financial assistance. This puts additional pressure on Envision to reach out to the community and ask for financial support. We never want to turn away a child who is blind due to an inability to pay. We ask parents for a $500 registration fee but the actual cost for each camper is $1300. Each family that request financial support requires Envsion to raise addtiional funds to cover the costs.