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Assist Goalball with the New York Knights

 

Assist Goalball with the New York Knights

Catch the balls out of bound in this fast-paced Goalball practice! Assist athletes who are blind or have low-vision by setting up the court and retrieving balls out of bound for players.

Goalball is played on an indoor court consisting of tactile zones so that athletes can feel the locations. Players roll a ball with bells to get it past the opposing team. The New York Knights is a Goalball team affiliated with the United States Association of Blind Athletes.

This is a family friendly project. Oriented New York Cares volunteers can bring their children or legal wards, between the ages of 14 and 17, as long as youth volunteers have a signed waiver (link below) and are accompanied by their legal guardian at all times: https://www.newyorkcares.org/sites/default/files/images/u152803/Family%2...

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The New York Association for Blind Athletes (NYABA) was formed as a result of the International Games for the Disabled (now called the Paralympics). These Games were played in 1984 on Long Island, New York, and NYABA became an affiliated chapter of the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) in 1985. Their organization serves both individuals who are blind and individuals who are visually impaired, providing athletic support at the local, state, national, and international level of competition in sports (track & field, goalball, wrestling, judo & swimming.) The athletes compete at both blind and sighted competitions.