Blind athletes group gets Nike grant

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Esther Short — The Northwest Association of Blind Athletes, based in an office just west of Esther Short Park, was awarded $8,000 by the Nike Employee Grant Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. “This grant will help to provide life-changing sports opportunities to individuals who are blind and visually impaired in the Clark County and the Portland metro area,” said executive director Billy Henry. “Funding from this grant will enable us to drastically increase the number of individuals with visual impairments served in the area.” The nonprofit group was formed in May 2007. For more information, call 360-448-7254, or visit http://nwaba.org.