About Team Sea to See

Team Sea to See is committed to proving that people who are blind can succeed in any field. We believe that demonstrating this capacity to succeed is critical to empowering others in the blind community and changing society’s perceptions of the blind. We are illustrating this capability by building a team of people who are vision impaired to tackle RAAM and an accompanying media and outreach campaign.

We believe that lack of exposure to and understanding of blindness plays a major role in keeping employment rates so low for the blind community. Employers aren’t intrinsically hostile to the blind; they just don’t understand how people who are blind can, through ingenuity and adaptive technology, enjoy the same success as their sighted colleagues. We’re taking on the high-profile challenge of the Race Across America to show what blind success looks like, on and off the bike.

We are a team of successful businesspeople and athletes who share blindness as a common characteristic. We’re entering the world’s most grueling endurance cycling race, the 2018 Race Across America (RAAM), to show the immense capabilities of people who are blind and to raise awareness of the abysmal employment rates of the blind. We will be highlighting our achievements through a major media campaign and a documentary film. And we need your help.

Your tax-deductible gift can help us shed light on the unacceptable employment rates for people who are blind across the nation and bring the inspiring stories of our team members into plain view. By supporting Team Sea to See, you will interact with an international audience through conventional and social media, showing your support of diversity and inclusion and helping to change the way the world sees the blind.

Here is our donation page.

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  1. Mary Kingsbury - June 11, 2018 Reply

    Hello,

    I would like to donate a little toward this worthy cause, but the webpage is not a secure page, so I cannot. Could you possibly correct that? Also, I have looked on the website for the route and schedule for the bikers, as I hope they will come through Missouri so I can go to cheer for them. Help?

    • felix - June 11, 2018 Reply

      Hi! Thanks for wanting to donate to our cause, Mary. Unfortunately, with the race just days away and our team going out to the race start on Tuesday, I won’t be able to convert the website to https:// by then.

      In the meantime, you mail a direct check to:

      USABA
      1 Olympic Plaza
      Colorado Springs, CO 80909

      Check can be made out to USABA. In the memo line of the check, list “Team Sea to See”. If the memo line is left blank, it will be processed as a general donation to USABA.

      Thanks!
      -Felix Wong
      Team Sea to See crew chief

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