OBSA sports day for students who are blind and visually impaired

On April 28, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) teamed up with the Ontario Blind Sports Association (OBSA) to host a sports day for students who are blind and visually impaired.

OBSA plans, promotes, co-ordinates and sanctions events and activities designed to stimulate and assist the further development of sports programs for blind/visually impaired athletes in Ontario.

Students from across the SCDSB gathered at Holly Meadows Elementary School to take part in the day-long event.

Greg Theriault and Kyle Pelly from the OBSA organized rowing, goalball, soccer and track and field events for the students. They were able to try every sport as the groups rotated.

Guest speaker and Canadian Paralympian Brandon King was also in attendance. He spoke about his experiences and why sports and physical activity are so important. Brandon led the track and field activities throughout the day.

For the soccer and goalball activities, special balls with bells inside were used so the kids could hear where they were as they played.

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