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THE BRAILLE CHALLENGE 2020!

The BRAILLE CHALLENGE is a two-stage contest designed to motivate blind students to emphasize their study of braille, while rewarding their success with fun-filled challenging local and national events. Any visually impaired student who reads braille is eligible to participate in the preliminary events. There are two Arizona regional events; one at FBC in Phoenix on 12/14/19, and one at ASDB in Tucson on 2/18/20. Contact Cody Alvarez in Phoenix at calvarez@seeitourway.org or 602-678-5817, and/or Lisa Yencarelli in Tucson at lisa.yencarelli@asdb.az.gov or 520-770-3247.

28TH ANNUAL SKIABLE ADAPTIVE ALPINE EXPERIENCE

On 2/02 through 2/04, Arizona Disabled Sports holds the 28TH ANNUAL ADAPTIVE ALPINE EXPERIENCE at Arizona Snowbowl in the mountains of Flagstaff. Beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers with a physical disability or visual impairment will experience an unforgettable time on the slopes. Call 480-835-6273.

BRAILLE SANTA LETTERS

Every December, the National Federation of the Blind helps Santa send letters in Braille to young blind children across the country. Nothing promotes reading like a letter from Santa! Santa Claus has made the staff at the National Federation of the Blind honorary elves. He has asked them to help him send LETTERS IN BRAILLE to very young blind boys and girls under the age of 10. Fill out the form at the link up top, click the submit link, and they’ll make sure Santa gets a letter out to your child. You will receive a reply from the North Pole in print and contracted Braille. Contact 410-659-9314 or nfb@nfb.org.

TUCSON RUNNING GROUP FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Achilles is a running / walking / rolling group for people with disabilities that meets every Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. at Reed park Ramada 22. That’s the closest ramada to the northwest corner of the park where Camino Campestre meets Country Club. Absolutely everybody, whether you have sights set on a marathon or simply a jog around the park, is welcome to join. Contact Lupita Hernandez at 520-940-2494 or achillestucson@gmail.com.