Olympics for Blind & Visually Impaired Kids (LA)

Hosted by "SoCal Volunteers United" in OC

Public group

This is a past event

4 people went

Sign up with them for address

Somewhere in · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

This is a "no host" event. If other members sign up, maybe post a comment below, or contact each other in advance, and coordinate together on how best to meet one another. Thanks for helping. Have fun!

Location image of event venue

Details

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RgjAvxW_AU

http://www.juniorblind.org/web/index.php/news-events/events/junior-blind-olympics

"The Junior Blind Olympics is the premier sporting event for youth, ages 6-22, who are blind, visually impaired, or multi-disabled. The event provides the opportunity for all youth, despite their disabilities, to participate in challenging, fun and confidence-building activities."

"Athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in 11 adaptive sports, including tandem cycling, archery and the 50-yard dash. This year, obstacle courses and kayaking have been added to the mix of events. Through the power of sports, athletes are encouraged to build on their successes, explore the greatness of their own abilities, and achieve greater independence."

"Participation and admission for the Junior Blind Olympics is FREE."

"Minimum age to volunteer is 16."

Important: Many people (outside of Meetup) volunteer for this event, and they may not be able to accommodate those who just show up without registering. So if interested in helping, sign up in advance with their coordinator, Debbie McBeth via (323)[masked] or [masked]

After signing up with them, they can provide additional info/details (address, where to park, etc.).

Photos:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.701457466630966

http://www.juniorblind.org/web/index.php/news-events/events/junior-blind-olympics/junior-blind-olympics-2014-gallery

http://www.juniorblind.org/web/index.php/news-events/events/junior-blind-olympics/junior-blind-olympics-2013-gallery

http://www.juniorblind.org/web/index.php/news-events/events/junior-blind-olympics/junior-blind-olympics-2012-gallery