Let The Blind Play Again!
My name is Marvin Pearson. I’m a graduate of Pottstown High School, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. I was a senior varsity football player and a lot of people consider me very unique. Not only am I totally blind but without the use of a hearing aid, I’m also totally deaf playing the most pivotal position in American football, quarterback. In October 2016, I made it out to the Ellen DeGeneres show because my story of how I scored a 68 yard touchdown against our crosstown rivals, Pottsgrove High School, caught national attention and inspired people around the world. Now I’m a leader of the blind community and want to take my sporting life one step farther! Me and a team of sponsors and dedicated volunteers and workers are starting a new campaign and organization called, Greater Philadelphia Association of Blind Athletes (GPABA). This is an organization comprised of dedicated athletes and volunteers working to create another platform for blind and visually impaired athletes to perform on. Our main goal is geared towards starting a camp for the blind called Camp Champion. However, we understand that even with our sponsors, even with our volunteers, even with our athletes, we can not turn this dream into a reality without the help of you guys! Please, even if it’s only a dollar, donate to this great organization to help our organization blossom and spread outwards and help our athletes create a platform to raise awareness that blind athletes are just as capable as any other athlete! A single dollar can take us a long way! Thank you all so much!#GoCampChampion #GPABA+ Read More