Jason Silver founded 20/20 Sports Experience in 2004 in partnership with the 501 (c)(3) Center for the Partially Sighted, based in Los Angeles. 20/20 has partnered with sports teams including the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Sparks and Los Angeles Galaxy to provide live sporting experiences to young fans who have never attended a game due to visual impairments. Through in-kind ticket and monetary donations, 20/20 provides children and their families with tickets, food, souvenirs and visual enhancement devices to take in a game for the very first time. 20/20 now partners with the Lighthouse SF to provide these experiences to their young adult community.
Our Goal: To partner with professional sports teams to provide opportunity for the visually handicapped community to attend live games and sharpen skills necessary to confidently interact within the sighted community.
Facts: Visual disability statistics from the 2014 American Community Survey reports:
- 665,200 young adults twenty years and younger live with a visual disability.
- 7.3 million people between the ages of 16-75+ deal with visual impairment.
- Median Annual Household Income of people with visual disability aged 21-64: $37,500
- Number of people aged 21-64 with visual disability living below the poverty line: 1,124,200
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