Saturday, October 21, 2006

Sports tournament set up for the visually impaired

Twenty-one students from schools in Tarrant and Denton counties will join 200 children in the eighth annual Sports Extravaganza for Blind and Visually Impaired Students in Irving.

The event begins at 5 p.m. today with a goalball tournament at Irving High School and Bowie Middle School. Goalball is a sport designed for visually impaired students.

Events on Saturday, which include a wheelchair obstacle course, tennis ball throw, races and archery, will be at Nimitz High School.

The event is attracting students from 50 school districts in Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado.
It is sponsored by the Region 10 Education Service Center and Lions Clubs International.
The largest Tarrant County team will be from Birdville, with nine students. Other districts represented include Fort Worth, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw, Mansfield, Lewisville, Hurst-Euless-Bedford and Arlington.


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