United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Blind Rehabilitation Service

Recreational Activities for Blind Veterans

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External WebsiteVision Center of Excellence* 

 

WebsitesAthletic and Recreational Organizations*

American Blind Skiing Foundation (ABSF)
ABSF is committed to serving visually impaired children & adults, giving them the opportunities and experiences that build confidence & independence that can last a lifetime.

American Council of the Blind (ACB)
The American Council of the Blind (ACB) is the nation's leading membership organization of blind and visually impaired people dedicated to promoting independence, equality, and opportunities.  ACB has 51 state and regional affiliates and 20 national special interest and professional affiliates.  ACB provides a list of organizations and companies that provide products or services useful for blind and visually impaired persons seeking recreational and camping opportunities.

BlazeSports America
BlazeSports America offers sport team opportunities at different recreational and competitive levels, as well as clinics and leadership development.

Blind Judo Foundation
The Blind Judo Foundation is a nonprofit organization that introduces Judo to blind and visually impaired individuals for sport and rehabilitation purposes helping to build confidence and enhance independence for all who step onto the Judo mat.

Disabled Sports, USA
Disabled Sports/USA is a nationwide network of community-based chapters offering a variety of recreation and competitive sports programs for individuals with disabilities.

Enchanted Hills CampSan Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind
San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind sponsors summer adult camping sessions at Enchanted Hills Camp at Mount Veeder in Napa, CA. The sessions are specifically designed for families with a member who is blind or visually impaired, or sessions for blind and visually impaired individuals to attend.

Lakeshore Foundation- Lima Foxtrot Programs
Lakeshore Foundation is a not-for-profit organization in Birmingham, AL that promotes independence for persons with physically disabilities through a wide range of fitness, recreation, athletic, and education programs. The Lima Foxtrot programs are comprehensive programs of fitness, recreation, sport and transition support for severely injured military throughout the nation

Monterey Bay Disabled VeteransSports Rehab Center
Monterey Bay Disabled Veterans is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide Disabled Veterans and others with physical challenges a recreational rehabilitation therapy program with special emphasis on marine activities. The organization hosts two fishing derbies each year: The Wheelchair Salmon Fishing Derby in April and the Wheelchair Rock Cod Fishing Derby in September.

Operation Rebound
The Challenged Athletes Foundation Operation Rebound provides unparalleled sports opportunities and support to our troops and Veterans of any branch of service who have suffered permanent physical injuries in the Global War on Terror.

Rolling Thunder Special Needs Program
RTRRC is the first mainstream running club in the country set-up specifically for the developmentally disabled and special needs runner/walker.

Sun Valley Adaptive Sports
Phone: (208) 726-9298
Sun Valley focuses on OEF/OIF recreation events with and without family members.

Texas Adaptive Aquatics
Texas Adaptive Aquatics (TAA) features an outstanding adaptive water skiing program that allows people with physical and/or mental disabilities the opportunity to discover the thrill and excitement of water skiing.

United States Blind Golf Association
United States Blind Golf Association is organized and operated for the purposes of benefiting blind and vision-impaired persons and promoting the public good through programs that advance and increase public awareness of golf among the blind and vision-impaired throughout the United States.

USABA / US Association of Blind Athletes
Phone: (719) 632-0422
The US Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) provides life-enriching sports opportunities for children, youth and adults who are blind and visually impaired. The USABA Military Sport Program enhances the lives of Veterans and Service Members who are blind and visually impaired and accelerates their rehabilitation process through sport, recreation and physical activity.

World T.E.A.M. Sports
Through once-in-a-lifetime events, World T.E.A.M. Sports is a group of individuals, with and without disabilities, who come together as partners to challenge convention, themselves, and close-mindedness, to improve the world.

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