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Welcome to our Website.

The Association of Blind Athletes of New Jersey (ABANJ) is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt, non profit organization that strives to provide and promote recreational and competitive sporting oppurtunities throughout the state of New Jersey to children and adults who are blind and visually impaired.
Since 1977, through the efforts of volunteers and the extraordinary support of New Jersey Lions Clubs, ABANJ has introduced hundreds of people to Goalball and Beep Baseball which are designed specifically for the blind and to a variety of other sports including track and field, power-lifting, swimming and judo.
ABANJ encourages you to visit our website where you will find information on our current sports programs, upcoming events and our expansion plans.  We invite you to take a few moments to browse through our photo albums, meed our accomplished athletes and find out how you can become involved with ABANJ.
Please do not hesitate to contact us.  We would be happy to discuss anything here you find of interest, answer any of your questions and receive you feedback.
Hope to hear from you soon! 

Latest New Update:

The Beep Baseball and Kickball Clinic - Date posted to websuite - Tuesday, June 17th 2014
Michelle Gizzi

On Saturday June 14 the NJ Lightning beep baseball team conducted a clinic for blind and visually impaired people in the rules and techniques of beep baseball and kickball. Both young and old alike participated. We had eleven blind and visually impaired youngsters in attendance for the event. A game of beep kickball was hotly contested amongst the participants to the delight of those playing and observing.

The one thing that is great about the beep kickball is that it can be played easily by both sighted and nonsighted players with the simple addition of a blindfold for all and a beeping kickball and two toned bases. This is a sport that the gym teachers at the various elementary schools around the state could easily introduce into their curriculums to allow all students whether sighted or not to play a team sport, figuratively speaking, on a level playing field.

Sherlock Washington spearheaded the clinic with several sighted volunteers assisting. It was truly a rewarding, fulfilling and fun day for all.

Written by Douglas Winthrop

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