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Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired

16625 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48227
313-272-3900
information@gdabvi.org

Goalball

Summer 2016: Sign up today to play Goalball!

Applications are now available for the 12th Annual Goalball and Fitness Camp for Children and Youth with Visual Impairments. Applications are due by June 1, 2016.Youth playing goalball.

Call GDABVI for an application at (313) 272-3900. No on-site registration will be accepted. Space is limited to the first 10 players to complete their application forms.

What happens at GDABVI Goalball?

Youth 8-18 years of age will enjoy a week of Goalball games and conditional fitness training for this exciting sport; plus, they’ll prepare and enjoy delicious lunches — all at no-cost to eligible players. Each day begins with a two-hour daily introduction on the basics of the game: rules, strategies, moves, and conditioning. Games are followed by a cooking class where players learn to prepare a tasty, nutritious lunch.

Games take place in Farmington Hills. Each player will receive a blindfold and elbow and knee pads, and should wear their own athletic clothes and gym shoes. All other sports equipment is provided.

For more information, please contact Mary Beth Kullen at the GDABVI office (313) 272-3900 or by email at kullen@gdabvi.org.

Note: Goalball registration requires both a registration form, a medical release form and liability release form. GDABVI Goalball and Fitness Camp is sponsored through private donations.

What is Goalball?

Goalball is a heart-pumping, Paralympic sport designed for people who are blind (and blindfolded) where listening, diving, teamwork, and persistence lead to victory! Each ball with a bell inside is rolled by players across the gym floor. Each team of three people tries to score points or save against the other team. Learn more about the exciting sport of Goalball!