I am very excited to raise money for the 2017 Junior Blind Olympics. This marks my 10th year photographing the Olympics. This year is going to be a little different...I am teaming up with my 10 year old son, Jack, and my 5 year old dauther, Julianna, to help raise money for our "Sponsor an Athlete" campaign.
The main priority for the Junior Blind is to help blind and visually impaired children, youth and adults reach their greatest potential. One of the most tangible ways for the Junior Blind to accomplish their mission is through the Junior Blind Olympics. On Saturday, April 29th I will be photographing 100's of athletes who are blind, visually impaired, and/or multi-disabled. These athletes are getting an opportunity to compete in a multitude of events on the Junior Blind campus in Ladera Heights. The thrill of competition, participation, achievement and independence makes this event one of a kind for these kids.
Athletes participate in the Junior Blind Olympics at no cost, which is crucial since 90% of families served are low-income. The Junior Blind rely on the support of friends like you to help make this event possible, so our goal is to help make this event a reality for as many kids as possible.
The Junior Blind Olympics is not possible without your support. $100 covers the cost for each athlete to participate. We are not asking for $100 from anyone. We are asking for wahtever you can afford. If you have $1, $5, $10, whatever you can spare...it would be greatly appreciated!!!
We would like to raise $3,000 which will enable 30 athletes to have the time of their life. Will you help us help 30 kids have the best day of their life?
For each $100 raised, one athlete will have the opportunity to participate in challenging, fun and confidence-building activities. Help give this INCREDIBLE opportunity to as many children and young adults as possible!
We have setup a donation page, it's really fast and easy to donate:
If you would like to learn more about the Junior Blind of America, or the Junior Blind Olympics feel free to give me a call at (310) 739-9149, or visit the Junior Blind at www.juniorblind.org
You can view the galleries of photos from the past eight Junior Blind Olympics by following this link to my website:
Lastly, joining me at the Junior Blind Olympics will be none other than KTLA’s own Kaj Goldberg!!! Kaj will be emceeing the opening ceremonies for the his third consecutive year!