Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Dwight Sayer
National Association of Blind Veterans
(407) 877-8668

Wounded Warrior to Win Free Trip
to the National Federation of the Blind Convention

October 25, 2011 (Winter Garden, Florida): The National Association of Blind Veterans (NABV), a division of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), today announced a free lottery for wounded warriors who have lost their sight during Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.  The winner will receive a free trip to Dallas, Texas, to attend the national convention of the NFB, which will take place from June 30–July 5, 2012.

Dwight Sayer, president of the NABV, explained that the contest was designed to help introduce more people to the National Association of Blind Veterans and the NFB.  He said: “All too often, blind veterans and wounded warriors who have remained on active duty receive some physical assistance when they return, but there is a great need for basic mobility training, experiential and vocational advice, and the realization that they are not alone.  At the NFB convention, there are around three thousand people, most of them blind or with low vision, and many with tremendous success stories to help encourage someone who is coming to grips with his or her blindness.   We also have a group of blind veterans who understand in a special way both where the vet is coming from and what he or she is going through.”

The first prize will include airfare to the convention for the winner and a companion, hotel accommodations, the convention registration fee and a banquet ticket, and the opportunity to meet and spend time with a whole organization of blind veterans.  Entry to the contest is available on the National Association of Blind Veterans Web site and there is no charge to enter.  Only one entry per person is permitted.

For more information about the contest or the National Association of Blind Veterans, please visit or call Dwight Sayer at (407) 877-8668.