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Maryland School for the Blind to host EAAB wrestling/cheerleading championships on Jan.25

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind will host the 2020 Eastern Athletic Association for the Blind’s (EAAB) annual wrestling and cheerleading championship tournament.

The event will take place on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

The tournament will be held in the Knefely Gymnasium on the campus of MSB, located at 3501 Taylor Avenue in northeast Baltimore (21236). The tournament will feature wrestling and cheerleading teams from five schools for the blind including MSB, Governor Morehead School for the Blind (NC), Overbrook School for the Blind (PA), New York Institute for Special Education, and West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind.

Approximately 100 athletes and 35 staff will be involved in the event. The official tournament will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January, 25 and will continue throughout the day until approximately 4:00 p.m. There will also be an awards ceremony at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Individual and team awards, including the coveted sportsmanship award, will be given to the top athletes and teams and the champions of the tournament will be crowned.

As a statewide resource center, MSB provides outreach, educational and residential services for students to reach their fullest potential by preparing them to be as successful, independent, and well-rounded contributing members of their communities as possible.

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Annually, MSB serves approximately 1,200 students identified in Maryland who are blind or visually impaired from birth to age 21. To learn more about MSB visit www.marylandschoolfortheblind.org.

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