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NW Association for Blind Athletes to host its first dinner and auction in Bend, supporting programs and services

Athlete and guide paddleboarding
NW Assn. of Blind Athletes
Athlete and guide paddleboarding

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes will be hosting its first annual Central Oregon area dinner and auction on Thursday at the Tetherow Resort (61240 Skyline Ranch Rd, Bend, OR 97702). This event will support NWABA’s expansion of programs and services for children, youth and adults living in Central Oregon who are blind and visually impaired. 

NWABA brings to Central Oregon several of its core programs which offer life-changing opportunities, through sports and physical activity, to individuals with visual impairments.

Programs include Camp Spark – residential summer & winter camps for children, youth and young adults offered; Virtual Programs – 60 minute live and prerecorded, audio-described workouts to keep athletes healthy and active at home; and Sports Adaptations – instructional tools for educators, athletes and their families including a video resource library, adaptive equipment lending library, and consultations for educators and schools to provide inclusion in physical education and after school sports.

This premier event will include business leaders and philanthropists coming together to support NWABA’s impact and growth across Central Oregon.

This year’s event will be especially inspirational as we offer the community an opportunity to celebrate the athletes and families we are honored to serve throughout the year. Guests will have the opportunity to meet our athletes and hear their powerful stories, as they enjoy an elegant dinner, premium wine, and much more. This event will also include an exclusive live auction and raffle. 

There are still a few tickets available to the Together in Tandem Dinner & Auction are $100 per seat or $200 per couple. To RSVP, visit Or to learn more about other opportunities to support NWABA’s mission, please contact Sue Warren, Director of Development & Communications, at or visit our website at

About NWABA: 
The mission of Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. In 2007, a group of students who were visually impaired formed NWABA to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity. Today, NWABA is a rapidly expanding 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides more than 4,200 program interactions to children, youth, adults and military veterans with visual impairments tailored programming which improves self-confidence and self-esteem, promotes independence, creates an inclusive community of supporters, and builds the skills necessary to succeed in all areas of life including school and employment.

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