White Canes Connect

White Canes Connect is a monthly audio program shining a spotlight on the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania, its chapters, divisions, groups, and people.

We Want To Hear From You

Let us know what your chapter, division, or group is up to, including fundraisers and social events. If you have a great story about one of your members, let us know so that we can share it on an upcoming episode. Reach out via email at WhiteCanesConnect@gmail.com.

Episode 4: Bowling League For The Blind

Join us for a great conversation with Mike Patterson, president of Delaware Valley Blind Bowlers League and our own Eugenio D’Oliveira, treasurer of the Greater Philly Chapter, and league member since 2004.

Pennsylvania Roots

Did you know the league goes back to 1946 and started right here in PA? And that there are over 70 leagues nationwide?

Join A League

Pull up a chair and hear more fun facts and history and how you can become a member – but only if you’ve got game. This is not your grandmothers bowling league.

Contact League President

For more information about the Delaware Valley League contact Mike at michael.patterson1975@earthlink.net

ABBA Website

To learn more about the American Blind Bowling Association go to:

Other Links Mentioned

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Episode 3

In this episode of White Canes Connect, we talk to future NFB leaders Adison Lemmon and Lizzy Muhammad Park about the NFB National Convention #NFB21. Both were scholarship winners, with Lizzy winning the $12,000 Dr. Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship.

Lizzy will begin her Graduate Degree studies this fall at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., while Adison will start her freshman year at Robert Morris University in Moon Township, PA.

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White Canes Connect, Episode 2

Episode 2 of White Canes Connect is the first of two episodes about National Convention. We take a trip down memory lane with Connie Schue of the Erie chapter and Jim Antonacci of the Keystone Chapter. Connie and Jim each have 30 years of consecutive convention tales they share (well, not all 30) along with their thoughts on today’s virtual convention experience. Hear how even after attending so many conventions over the years, Connie and Jim say each one has been special and memorable.

Links Mentioned In Episode 2

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Episode 1

In this premiere episode, Lisa and David talk to NFB of PA President Lynn Heitz about what is happening at the affiliate level and plans for the state convention in November. Lisa speaks with Stacie Leap, the Keystone Chapter Board Member and founder of the Support Group For Blind And Visually Impaired Parents.

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