[NFBV-Alexandria] FW: Spreading the news about LightHouse for the Blind's Holman Prize for Blind Ambition

Brian Miller brianrmiller88 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 17:00:10 UTC 2019


Please see the below message about the new application period that just
opened for the prestigious Holman Prize from the San Francisco Lighthouse
for the Blind. 

Brian Miller


Alexandria NFB


We are now accepting applications for the Holman Prize for Blind Ambition
<http://www.holmanprize.org/> , and we need your assistance getting the word
out to attract the best applicants.


The Holman Prize is awarded annually to three blind individuals who wish to
push limits and change perceptions about blindness around the world. It is
named for James Holman
<https://holman.lighthouse-sf.org/who-is-james-holman/> , a nineteenth
century blind explorer, who was the most prolific traveler of anyone before
the era of modern transportation. Each winner will receive $25,000 to fund
an adventure. From teaching blind people to be beekeepers in Uganda
aining-the-next-generation-of-ugandan-beekeepers/> , to kayaking solo across
the Bosporus Strait
ain-makes-his-mark/> , to hosting the first conference in Mexico for blind
people led by blind people,
ess-across-the-border-with-the-holman-prize/>  our past six winners'
projects are as varied as the winners themselves. 


If you know an ambitious blind person who will be 18 or older by October 1,
2019, we ask you to encourage them to apply for the Holman Prize.
Applications close February 28 at 12 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.


A big part of the Holman Prize is about building community. To that end, we
have several ways people can engage with all things Holman Prize on social





YouTube Playlist of 2019 Candidate Videos


People can also visit HolmanPrize.org and sign up for the Holman Prize
mailing List on the website. They can also email holman at lighthouse-sf.org
<mailto:holman at lighthouse-sf.org>  and ask to be added to the mailing list.


Everyone has a dream. With the Holman Prize, the LightHouse will provide
funds to three blind people with the drive to achieve their dreams.  

If you have any questions, please contact us at holman at lighthouse-sf.org
<mailto:holman at lighthouse-sf.org> .




Jennifer Sachs

Director of Development & Communications

LightHouse for the Blind and Enchanted Hills Camp


jsachs at lighthouse-sf.org <mailto:jsachs at lighthouse-sf.org> 

www.lighthouse-sf.org <http://www.lighthouse-sf.org/> 

www.enchantedhillscamp.org <http://www.enchantedhillscamp.org/> 

www.holmanprize.org <http://www.holmanprize.org/> 

www.superfestfilm.com <http://www.superfestfilm.com/> 





We're hiring! Join the LightHouse team
<http://lighthouse-sf.org/about/careers/> .

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