Amateur Sports: Competition and Opportunity in Philadelphia’s BSO

Amateur Sports: Competition and Opportunity in Philadelphia’s BSO

Anyone with a competitive side to them likely fills that need for competition through playing sports. The same holds true for the visually impaired. The Blind Sports Organization (BSO) in Philadelphia provides the city’s blind and visually impaired community with numerous organized activities and ways to get involved but some people want to compete at […]

 

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia’s Blind Sports Organization, More Than Just Sports

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia’s Blind Sports Organization, More Than Just Sports

For the most part, the Philadelphia sports scene is dominated by the four major sports – football, baseball, basketball and hockey, both recreationally and among spectators. While blind people can root for the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers and Flyers, and listen to them on the radio, they can’t play the same sports as the pros. Philadelphia’s […]

 

Overbrook: A Sport You Don’t Have To See To Believe

Overbrook: A Sport You Don’t Have To See To Believe

Just because a sport is not featured on ESPN does not mean that it does not take incredible athletic ability. Goalball is one of many sports that blind or visually impaired people play and many compete in it at a high level all around the globe. Originally developed to rehabilitate visually impaired veterans who returned from World […]