Surrey to Host 2019 Vancouver Goalball Grand Slam Presented by YVR

The City of Surrey will welcome the 2019 Vancouver Goalball Grand Slam presented by YVR Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 10 at the Guildford Recreation Centre.

Goalball is a Paralympic team sport designed for athletes who are blind or visually impaired. Using their hands only, the goal is for players to throw the ball into the opposing team’s net across a volleyball-sized court.  Players track the ball, which makes a bell sound, though noise and vibration. This year’s Goalball Grand Slam will host male and female athletes from the USA, Canada and Israel who are preparing for the Paralympic qualifiers.

“We are extremely proud to be welcoming the 2019 Vancouver Goalball Grand Slam to Surrey,” said Tara Roberts, Manager of Support Services and Accessibility for the City of Surrey.  “Not only are we committed to hosting world-class sporting events like these, but it supports our vision to become British Columbia’s most accessible municipality. We have been offering inclusive adapted recreation and sports programs for the past 20 years and will continue to support events like goalball, to offer full participation in sport for people of all abilities.”