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: $9,093.51
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 preparing for the largest blind sports camp to date. From July 16-22, 2023, we will be hosting 85 blind/visually impaired children from 5-18 years old for a week filled with 25 different sports. This is a huge jump in attendance as last year we hosted 65 athletes. 46% of parents have requested financial aid to cover the $500 registration fee. The actual cost of camp is closer to $1300/athlete. We need to raise over $75,000 to supplement the registration fee and cover the cost of camp for our athletes and volunteers. We are reaching out to community members, grants, and businesses for support so we can continue to offer camp for all blind athletes, regardless of their ability to pay.