My Name is Brieann Baldock and I am 20 years old, I just graduated from the special needs education certificate program at MacEwan University and will be continuing into my first year in Early Learning. I’m part of the Alberta provincial goalball team and part of the national pool of athletes in the sport of goalball. Part of many other sports that ASRAB offers such as, blind hockey, yoga, dragon boating and soccer and I actively participate in all.
I was born with Occularcutaneous Albinism (Albino) which has caused me to be legally blind since birth. I have always loved playing sports and being active it has always been a really important aspect in my life. Growing up I always played able body sports, when I was 16 I discovered goalball at an ASRAB event and I have been hooked ever since. That same winter I tried blind hockey and loved that too.
ASRAB has provided with the opportunity to be involved in sports that can range from recreation to an elite athlete level. They have offered myself and many others across Alberta an opportunity to try an array of sports. Goalball and the many other sports that ASRAB offers has opened up a whole new world of opportunities for me to grow as an athlete and a person. ASRAB has done a great job with programming and athletic development and teaching blind and low vision Albertans physical literacy and sport ethics. I would not have the opportunities I do today without ASRAB and their support in my athletic endeavors. Sight night is ASRAB’s main fundraiser of the year I would love to see everyone out there to support this amazing organization. I am looking forward to meeting you on September 17th at Rundle Park.