Vancouver, February 28th, 2015. Northwest Association for Blind Athletes hosted the organization’s sixth annual Dinner & Auction, Bring It! at the Hilton Vancouver, WA. More than 400 guests attended the event and helped the organization raise nearly $175,000 to support programming for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.  Mark Matthias, Owner of Beaches Restaurant & Bar, and Kim Capeloto, Executive Vice President of Riverview Community Bank, entered the room on a tandem bike. Both served as MCs throughout the evening.

Marla Runyan, the first visually impaired athlete to compete in the Olympic & Paralympic Games, was one of five inspiring athletes that addressed the audience during the event.

Marla Runyan, the first visually impaired athlete to compete in the Olympic & Paralympic Games, was one of five inspiring athletes that addressed the audience during the event.

Attendees raised their bid cards high to make the event the most successful in the organization’s history.

Attendees raised their bid cards high to make the event the most successful in the organization’s history.

NWABA Executive Director & Founder, Billy Henry, addresses the audience during the event.

NWABA Executive Director & Founder, Billy Henry, addresses the audience during the event.

About NWABA:

The mission of the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. The organization changes the lives of blind and visually impaired youth and adults with sports throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Our athletes develop belief in themselves. Breaking down barriers and isolation, they become an active part of their schools and communities. Experiencing the power of sports, our participants aspire, excel and have fun.

Please contact Billy Henry at 360.718.2826 or [email protected] with any questions. 

Billy Henry, Founder/Executive Director

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes

Mailing Address:

PO Box 65265

Vancouver, WA 98665-0009

Physical Address:

311 West Evergreen Blvd, Ste. 200

Vancouver, WA 98660-3371

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