Vancouver, WA., February 27th, 2016. Northwest Association for Blind Athletes hosted the organization’s seventh annual Dinner & Auction, Go for the Gold. The event raised more than $260,000 to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to more than 1,200 children, youth, adults and military veterans who are blind and visually impaired. More than 400 guests attended and to support the cause. Angel, an active NWABA athlete, pulled the winning raffle ticket along with Stacey Gibbins (NWABA Director of Programs), to conclude the event.

Nathan Purcell, an NWABA participant and Paralympic hopeful, was the torch bearer to start the Go for the Gold event off.

Nathan Purcell, an NWABA participant and Paralympic hopeful, was the torch bearer to start off the “Go for the Gold” event.

Angel, an active NWABA athlete, pulled the winning raffle ticket along with Stacey Gibbins, NWABA Director of Programs, to conclude the event.

Angel, an active NWABA athlete, pulled the winning raffle ticket along with Stacey Gibbins, NWABA Director of Programs, to conclude the event.

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

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

From the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes:

The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) changes the lives of blind and visually impaired youth and adults with sports and physical activity 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. To learn more about how you can get involved, please visit www.nwaba.org or call 360-448-7254.

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