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Last year, despite challenges from the pandemic we still served over 700 children. We need your help to continue our critical work to make a difference in the lives of children with vision loss!

We need our VIPS supporters help more than ever during this uniquely challenging time with the gift of a new donation or pledge, or continuing your existing your support. If you are not a monthly donor--now would be a great time to initiate a monthly gift. The families we serve depend on our teachers and we depend on you to help us in our critical mission to provide early intervention to every child with blindness or low vision.

Learn more about how VIPS is moving forward with our services in spite of COVID-19.

Springhurst Multi-Sport Center
August 28 & 29, 2021

First Annual VIPS Pickleball Classic

Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) invites you to our first annual VIPS Pickleball Classic. This two-day event will take place at the Springhurst Multi Sport Center (4109 Simcoe Ln.), where participants form teams of two or four people to play pickleball—a paddle sport that combines tennis and ping pong. This fundraiser will also spotlight our VIPS Kids Town Preschoolers, as they hand out medals to pickleball winners and learn to play pickleball, showcasing that sports activities are accessible to children with visual impairments.

One hundred percent of the funds raised from the VIPS Pickleball Classic will be used to support the education of children with blindness and low vision throughout Kentucky and Indiana. Ninety percent of what a child learns is through their vision, and 85% of the foundation of learning occurs in the first 5 years of life. VIPS provides important early childhood intervention services to young blind & visually impaired children during these critical early years when major development takes place.

Become a Pickleball Sponsor

VIPS was the first—and continues to be—the only nonprofit agency in Kentucky and Indiana providing vision-specific services to our unique population of children. The funds raised at this year's tournament will help make the future brighter for over 700 children across both states. By becoming a VIPS Pickleball sponsor, you are investing in their future.

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