BLINDSTART of America
Helping the Blind Cross Finish Lines!
Helping the Blind
CROSS FINISH LINES
BLINDSTART was founded in 2006 by Brian Tom, a visually impaired entrepreneur. Always wanting to be first, he and his growing team of supporters offered the first blind/blind-folded mud run in 2009. The next year, BLINDSTART became the first blind dragonboat racing team at the Long Beach Dragonboat Festival. Our events bridge the gap between the blind and sighted, and give our participants an insight into two different worlds. We liberate blind individuals by having events through which they can participate in mainstream activities and raise awareness of blindness in America.
OUR MISSION
Our mission is to provide scholarships for blind and visually impaired persons (VIPs) to develop job skills to enable them to ultimately lead lives of independence. These scholarships provide education, training, communication, transportation, adaptive equipment and technology.
Founded in 2006
BlindStart was founded in 2006 by Brian Tom, a visually impaired entrepreneur. He and his growing team of supporters offered the first blind/blind-folded mud run in 2009.
Always aiming to be first
The next year, BlindStart became the first blind dragonboat racing team at the Long Beach Dragonboat Festival.
Bringing together the blind and sighted
Our events bridge the gap between the blind and sighted, and give our participants an insight into two different worlds.