A SPORT FOR ATHLETES WHO ARE BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Hosted by St. Joseph’s School for the Blind | Ages 9-14
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon to learn about the sport of goalball!
When: November 1, 2016 from 4:00 pm - 5:30pm
Where: St. Joseph’s School for the Blind | 761 Summit Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07307
Who: Any student with a visual impairment between the ages of 9 and 14
Open to students who are residents of New Jersey only
What: Goalball is a Paralympic sport, played three against three, on an indoor gym court by athletes who are blind or visually impaired. The object of the game is to roll a ball, with a bell located inside, into the opposing team’s goal. The opposing team must block the ball before it passes over the goal line. All players must wear blackout eye masks on the court to maintain a level playing field. This sport is a fast paced physical game which assists its players in building a stronger body and spatial awareness.
RSVP by October 24, 2016 to: Rebecca Kennedy, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-876-5432 Ext: 5037. Please fill out the medical form and fax to 201-876-5430 or email to above address. Click here to download the medical form. Please wear clothing you can easily move in! Refreshments will be provided for athletes and parents.