USA Men’s Goalball Team coming to Leland!
We are thrilled to welcome the 2016 Paralympic Games Silver Medal USA Men’s Goalball Team!
Join us at this FREE community event on March 11, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. at Leland Public Schools. Leland Public Schools are located at 200 N. Grand Ave. Leland, MI 49654. There will be so much to see and experience at this fun filled event!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10:30 a.m. Doors Open. Enjoy the Inclusive, Adaptive Sports & Recreation Vendor Exhibits (see below for vendor listing)
11:30 a.m. US Team Goalball Game
12:00 p.m. Public Q & A Session
12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Goalball Experience with Community
WHAT IS GOALBALL?
Goalball is a team sport designed for visually impaired and blind athletes. It was started after World War II to assist in the rehabilitation of visually impaired World War II veterans. Athletes compete in teams of three, and attempt to throw a ball that has bells embedded in it into the opposition’s goal. Games consist of two 12-minute halves, and all athletes wear eye-shades and eye-patches to ensure complete coverage of the eye and prevent any vision. This also allows individuals with partial sight to be active in the sport.
See Goalball in action in this quick youtube video, which also explains the rules for this paralympic sport.
THANK YOU to these Inclusive, Adaptive Sports & Recreation Exhibitors:
Find out more information on the programs offered by the below organizations at the event on March 11. There will also be adaptive equipment for biking, skiing, sailing, and more on display for you to see first-hand.
- Arts for All
- Blackbird Arts
- Challenge Mountain (Boyne City)
- Crystal Mountain
- The Dream Team
- Life Beyond Barriers
- The Lighthouse Rehab Center
- The Special Olympics
- TC VI Persons Group (Traverse City Visually Impaired Persons Group)
- The Talking Library
- Traverse Area Community Sailing (TACS).
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to these members of our community for making this event a reality!
- Traverse Bay Area ISD
- Leland Public School
- Bureau of Services for the Blind
- MI Department of Education
- Disability Network Northern Michigan
- Harvitt Meemic Insurance Agency
- Northport Lions Club
- Cedar Maple City Lions Club
- Traverse City Lions Club
- Traverse City Wine and Beer Tours
- The Leland Lodge.