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AIR Program To Host National Blind Sports Day

Louisville Parks and Recreation’s Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR) program will host a day full of sports programming for the visually impaired on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the program’s headquarters at 1300 Heafer Road, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Archery, kickball, beep baseball and goalball will be available for those who are interested.

Occupational, recreational and/or physical therapists are also encouraged to attend, along with participants with low or no vision. Call 502/456-8148 for more information or to register. Registration is appreciated but not required.

The United States Association of Blind Athletes has established a day dedicated to providing Americans who are blind and visually impaired with opportunities to participate in a variety of sports and physical activities, and to raise awareness of blind sports in our society.

National Blind Sports Day (October 6, 2018) is a day in which people across the U.S., visually impaired and sighted, can engage in sports and fitness in their local communities.

“The goal of National Blind Sports Day aligns with the vision of our organization,” said Mark Lucas, Executive Director at U.S. Association of Blind Athletes. “That every American who is blind or visually impaired will lead a healthy lifestyle by actively participating in sports, recreation and physical activity.”

The date coincides with Blindness Awareness Month which also includes World Sight Day (October 11) and White Cane Day (October 15). At the time of this release, 24 cities across 15 states are hosting events in celebration of National Blind Sports Day. Visit for a current list of participating organizations and agencies.

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