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Upcoming Activities

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Please mark your calendar for these upcoming sports and/or leisure activities being offered by SportsVision.

Roller Skating

March 20, 2011
Romp N Roll
Glenshaw, PA

FREE to Attend for all visually impaired and their families
You must RSVP by March 13, 2011 -
(412) 429-1996 OR INFO@MYSPORTSVISION.ORG

Bowling

April 30, 2011
Forward Lanes in Squirrel Hill

$5 for each visually impaired and their families
You must RSVP by April 23, 2011 -
(412) 429-1996 OR INFO@MYSPORTSVISION.ORG

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

Registration Now Open!
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield will present the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on Saturday, May 21, 2011, in downtown Pittsburgh (near Heinz Field). More details in January 2011.

This walk is open to people of all ages and abilities. Come support SportsVision by walking along side our team. There is no charge to register but we encourage walkers to raise at least $25 in donations to qualify for a walk T-Shirt. This is one of SportsVision's primary fundraising activities that allows us to continue to offer programs to the visually impaired children and adults in Western PA. Please support our cause - walk with us and/or donate to our walkers.

Highmark Walk For A Healthy Community Highmark BCBS

The walk benefits 67 local health and human service organizations, including SportsVision.

Dragon Boating (Rowing)

June 2011 - TBD

Pirates Baseball Game

June-July 2011 - TBD

Kennywood Picnic

July 24, 2011 - TBD

SportsVision 4th Annual Fundraising Dinner

September 16, 2011
Amici's Banquet and Meeting Center
Details Soon

 

Other Activities Being Planned

Gymnastics/Tumbling

Tandem Biking

Tandem Kayaking

Beep Baseball

Goal Ball

Interested in these events? Please contact Sue at (412) 429-1996 OR INFO@MYSPORTSVISION.ORG

 


Past Activities

Snow Tubing

Friday, February 25, 2011
SnoZone (Cool Springs) in Bethel Park

Cancelled - SnoZone ended their season early due to weather. We're sorry!

Indoor Rock Climbing

January 22, 2011 at Climb North in Wildwood.
SportsVision hosted a 2-hour private group session with belayers

2010 Pennsylvania Council of the Blind Conference & Convention

October 22-24, 2010 at Pittsburgh Radisson Greentree.
Activities & Opportunities for All Ages, Vision Levels, & Interests

Hayride & Bonfire

On Saturday, October 10, 2010, all children and adults who are visually impaired and their families gathered for an autumn adventure. We met at Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm located at 1120 Roosevelt Road in the Mount Nebo region of Pittsburgh’s north hills.

SportsVision 3rd Annual Fundraising Dinner

We held our Third Annual Fundraising Dinner on Friday, September 24, 2010, at Amici's Banquet and Meeting Center. SportsVision volunteers, friends and families came together for a social evening to help raise money to support SportsVision to develop bigger and better future programs and activities.

Kennywood Picnic

Sunday, July 25, 2010 -- Kennywood Park
Games, Raffles and Picnic - 11 AM UNTIL 2 PM

Pirates Baseball Game

Friday, June 4, 2010 - Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants
We participated in the Disability Fair Before the Game

"Dragon Boating" (Rowing)

SportsVision participated in an information/practice session on Saturday, June 12, 2010. We will continue to look at activities for rowing, kayaking, etc.

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Schenley Park, at Flagstaff Hill

SportsVision participated in the walk because it gave us the opportunity to raise funds to support our programs. The walk benefited 59 local non-profit organizations, including SportsVision.

Indoor Carnival

Sunday, March 28 at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church. The carnival featured a variety of games, activities, food and entertainment.

Bowling

Sunday, February 28 at Pine Plaza Lanes in Pittsburgh. SportsVision reserved lanes for 3-hour and enjoyed the afternoon with more than 40 participants. View Photos

Snow Tubing

Saturday, January 23 at SnoZone (Cool Springs) in Bethel Park
View Photos

Indoor Rock Climbing

Saturday, November 14 at Climb North in Wildwood. SportsVision hosted a 2-hour private group session with belyaers FREE for all visually-impaired attendees and their families.
View Photos

Hayride and Bonfire

Saturday, October 24 at Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm
Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

Wilmington Audio Dart Tournament

October 9-11 in Wilmington, Delaware. SportsVision had 8 dart throwers travel to the tournament this year. Several of which won from the many games being including: 301 Singles, two 301 Doubles events, 301 Triples, and 501 Triples.

SportsVision 2nd Annual Fundraising Dinner

We held our Second Annual Fundraising Dinner on Friday, October 2, 2009, at Amici's Banquet and Meeting Center. SportsVision volunteers, friends and families came together for a social evening to help raise money to support SportsVision to develop bigger and better future programs and activities.

Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Game

Saturday, August 22 - 7pm Game Pirates vs. Reds

Kennywood Picnic

Sunday, July 26 from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm: Registration, Raffle, Games and Lunch

Indoor Rock Climbing

Sunday, May 3 from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
This event was cancelled due to the facility closing for the Marathon. Our apologies.

Bowling

Sunday, March 22 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pine Plaza Lanes located at 1130 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

Snow Tubing

Sunday, March 1 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SnoZone (Cool Springs) in Bethel Park

Evening Audio Darts

Monday, December 15 and Wednesday, January 14 from 6-9 PM
School for Blind Children, 201 N. Bellefield Ave. in Oakland

SportsVision Fundraising Dinner

SportsVision held its first annual Fundraising Dinner on Friday, December 5 at Cafe Euro in Scott Township. Our members, volunteers, friends and families came together for a social evening to help raise money to support SportsVision to develop bigger and better programs and activities in 2009.

VIP Artistic Showcase

SportsVision held the second annual VIP Artistic Showcase on Saturday, November 22 at 6:30 PM at the First Trinity Lutheran Church in Oakland. This year we spotlighted both the performing and fine arts.

Audio Dart Tournament    

SportsVision’s Audio Darts Group hosted its seventh biennial tournament, The Harold Schlegel Dart Tournament, the weekend of October 10-12, 2008.  It was held at the Greentree Radisson, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
View Photos

Hayride & Bonfire

On Saturday, October 4, 2008, all children and adults who are visually impaired and their families gathered for an autumn adventure. We met at Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm located at 1120 Roosevelt Road in the Mount Nebo region of Pittsburgh’s north hills at 1:15 to begin our tour.

Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Game

PIRATES vs ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN
& ADULTS WHO ARE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2008
AT 1:35 PM
KIDS CAP DAY

Picnic & Wave Pool

Settler’s Cabin Park
Gilbert Love Shelter

Sunday, August 24, 2008
11 AM until 5 PM (Lunch at 1 PM)

Games, Food & Swimming

Kennywood Community Picnic

SportsVision hosted a community picnic for people who are visually impaired at Kennywood Park on Sunday, July 27. The dozens of participants enjoyed an all you can eat buffet and all the fun that Kennywood offers.
View Photos

Spring Social For Youth Who Are Visually Impaired

Saturday, May 3, 2008
From 2-5 pm

Mt. Lebanon Um Church
3319 W. Liberty Ave.

 

Bowling Bananza ForYouth Who Are Visually Impaired

Saturday, April 12, 2008
3:30 – 5:30 Pm

Playmor Bowl In West Mifflin
5840 Buttermilk Hollow Road

$5 Per Bowler (Limited Scholarships Were Available)

*  Youth Of All Visual Abilities And Their Families Welcome
*  Guide Rails Will Assist Youth Who Are Visually Impaired
*  Snacks And Drinks Provided
*  Bowling, Ball Usage And Shoe Rental Included

Blind Bowlers Compete in Pittsburgh

More than 50 bowlers participated in the 31st Annual Keystone Blind Bowling Tournament held February 15-17 at Noble Manor Lanes in Greentree. Blind, visually impaired, and sighted bowlers from Florida, Maryland, Washington D.C., North Carolina, and Pennsylvania competed in four events. Bowlers from both blind bowling leagues in Pittsburgh (Steel Valley and Mon Valley) competed. Dozens of members from local Lions Clubs helped by spotting pins, selling tickets, and guiding participants. The King and Queen of this year’s banquet were Brian Reader from Washington D.C. and Sue Lichtenfels from Pittsburgh. They were the male and female who bowled most over their average in the 2007 tournament. Lions District 14-B Governor, Jay Wells spoke at this year’s banquet and helped to present the awards.

Local Winners in Minnesota

Three members of SportsVision’s Audio Darts program traveled to Minneapolis the last weekend in January for the annual Twin Cities Audio Dart Tournament. The trio won $750 in prize money and brought home three trophies. Joe Wassermann led the efforts with a first place in 501 Doubles, third place in 301 singles and 301 doubles, and fourth in 501 singles. He also won the high ton award in the 301 singles event for throwing a 130 point round. Bob Lichtenfels took home second place in 301 singles and 301 doubles. Sue Lichtenfels won fourth in 301 singles and won the high ton for 501 singles with a 162 round. Sue’s 162 ton stood as the high round for the weekend, giving her another honor.

 

 


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