There was a huge turnout for Youth Challenge’s first Blind Sports Clinic, held on February 11! The gym was packed with youth who are blind or visually impaired, families, teachers, and staff from the Cleveland Sight Center.
About 15 young people ages 3-17 who are blind or visually impaired enjoyed sports such as goalball and 5-a-side soccer. Parents from Cleveland Sight Center took a tour of the YC building to learn more about our programs, then had the opportunity to see their participants in action playing blind sports! Goalball is a Paralympic sport in which players roll a basketball-sized ball with bells over the opponent’s goal line. Huston Nagy, a YC participant and Becky Nagy, his mom, spoke to the group about Houston’s experience with goal ball and how it was his first time being on a sports team when goal ball started in 2014.
For most at the clinic, it was their first-time trying goalball. Many were excited to get involved playing goalball! Youth Challenge has added three goalball practices on March 10, March 24 and March 31 from 5:30-7 pm at YC. We look forward to a continued WOO-nderful partnership with Cleveland Sight Center!