Goalball League

By January 7, 2016Programs and Events

Goalball League_HSGoalball League

January 9 – March 5
Saturdays | 9:30 am – 12:00 pm | Justin Building

Although sports are a big part of everyday life, they present more of a challenge for people who are blind or visually impaired. That’s why FUMCFW is joining forces with Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth to start a Goalball League.

Goalball, a Paralympic sport played by blind or visually impaired athletes, was created after World War II as a way for blinded veterans to stay physically active. Today, it is the premiere team game for blind athletes. The first goalball practice is on January 9 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm in the Justin Building, and the game will continue at the same time on Saturday mornings through March 5. Former Goalball Paralympic Coach Christy Householter will be at the first practice to lead drills and train new volunteers who would like to get involved with the sport. Sighted volunteers will help provide feedback and play mini games at the end of each practice. Anyone is welcome, but please note that participants are required to be at least 16 years old.

Whether you are sighted or blind, player or volunteer, come join us for this unique sporting experience. For more information, contact Rev. Chuck Graff (cgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5065.

 

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