Tag: Goal Ball

  • NF Challenge Olympic Day 2017

    NF Challenge Olympic Day 2017

    There wasn’t time to sit still till lunch was served, but none were inclined to do so at Saturday’s #NFChallenge Olympic Day 2017. There were just too many things to try out – beep baseball demonstration with the Colorado Storm, judo and power-lifting, goal ball and tandem bicycling with Eye-Cycle! Everybody got to take a turn at three or four of these activities, and a few even took a second bike ride or got into a couple of actual goal ball matches!

    But participants were able to sit still long enough to listen to Paralympic runner Chaz Davis talk about how he went from “overweight and out-of-shape” to being the current record-holder in the marathon for blind and visually impaired runners.… Read the rest “NF Challenge Olympic Day 2017”

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  • High Fives at Mile High Academy #MeettheBlind #HowEyeSeeIt

    High Fives at Mile High Academy #MeettheBlind #HowEyeSeeIt

    Ryan High-Fives with the students after shooting some hoops
    Ryan at the Mic at Mile High Academy
    Ryan shoots some hoops with a group of students from Mile High Academy

    We are always excited to be invited to talk at schools in the area about what it really means to be blind. It’s a great chance to dispel myths and stereotypes and to teach kids that blind people are just folks, too. So, we were delighted when we received a call from Diane Harris, a parent and administrator at nearby Mile High Academy. It turned out that the 7th grade English students were reading Michael Hingson‘s book, Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust, Mike’s story of his escape from the World Trade Center on 9/11 with his guide dog, Roselle.… Read the rest “High Fives at Mile High Academy #MeettheBlind #HowEyeSeeIt”

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  • Out of Chute Number 18, the Thursday CCB Tour for @WesternWelcomeWeek!

    Out of Chute Number 18, the Thursday CCB Tour for @WesternWelcomeWeek!

    Thursday, August 18

    3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    That’s right, this rodeo isn’t over yet!

    If you missed the fun on Monday evening, you still have another shot tomorrow. Nearly 70 of our Littleton neighbors (and some who happened to be visiting from out of town) stopped by the Colorado Center for the Blind to find out what we’re up to at 2233 W. Shepperd Avenue. They talked with staff and students in the kitchens, the technology labs, the Braille classrooms and the Woodshop. They discussed techniques of traveling with a white cane and checked out some live goal ball action.… Read the rest “Out of Chute Number 18, the Thursday CCB Tour for @WesternWelcomeWeek!”

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  • What’s Goal Ball? Martin, Warren & Jimmy Preview Demos for @WesternWelcomeWeek!

    What’s Goal Ball? Martin, Warren & Jimmy Preview Demos for @WesternWelcomeWeek!

    Western Welcome Week LogoLittleton’s Western Welcome Week starts … Well, tomorrow! Next week we will give tours and promised that we’ll do Goal Ball demonstrations in the gym, and even let guests take their turn if they like. So, Martin, Warren and Jimmy went down to the gym this week to demonstrate some basics for those who’ve never herd of Goal Ball. Maybe you’ll want to take your shots next week, or even watch the Goal Ball action during the 2016 Paralympics!

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  • Come Visit Us During Littleton’s Western Welcome Week!

    Come Visit Us During Littleton’s Western Welcome Week!

    Western Welcome Week LogoTour the Colorado Center for the Blind

    We’re inviting the community in to learn how blind people do things, but our real purpose is to give folks a chance to learn that blind people are really a lot like themselves.

     

    Smiling young man prepares to board the RTD bus

    You see them all over Littleton traveling with their white canes, many wearing sleep shades. Who are they and where do they come from? They are students from the Colorado Center for the Blind, located in the old YMCA building at 2233 W. Shepperd Avenue.

    As part of WesternWelcome Week we invite you to join the staff and students for an interactive tour and learn how they do it – travel, read with those little dots, cook, use power tools, and listen to the latest podcast with their smart phones.… Read the rest “Come Visit Us During Littleton’s Western Welcome Week!”

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  • Fall FAST Saturday Update

    Our FAST Saturdays program for youth will meet the second Saturday of each month and involve a variety of activities. FAST stands for FUN ACTIVITIES and SKILLS TRAINING

    We at the Center are excited about new or strengthened collaborations with Rocky Mountain Goal Ball, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR in Boulder is sometimes referred to as NCAR), and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

    Sports, STEM, and the arts it’s just the balance we’re seeking with our FAST Saturdays!

    RSVP to Brent Batron 303-778-1130 x 222 or bbatron@cocenter.org

    Saturday September 13 – Rocky Mountain Goal ball

    2 – 6 pm

    Come and learn the sport of Goal ball with Matt Simpson, para-Olympic goal ball star

    Goal ball will be played Saturdays at the Colorado Center for the Blind nearly every week this fall!!… Read the rest “Fall FAST Saturday Update”

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