Esther Short — The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, a startup Vancouver nonprofit, was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Nike Employee Grant Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. The grant will help to support the organization’s Equipment Expansion Project. The project has a goal of raising $25,000 to purchase equipment for programs for individuals who are blind and visually impaired. More donations are welcome; send to Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, P.O. Box 65265, Vancouver, WA, 98665; or visit http://nwaba.org/.