Joshua is passionate about martial arts. He would use the Holman Prize to train and seek setting the world record for distance traveled on a wave by a blind surfer.
Alexandria practices Krav Maga, a type of self-defense and is a powerlifter. With the Holman Prize, she would train and compete in powerlifting competitions, with the hopes of qualifying for the 2020 Paralympics.
Jeffrey enjoys public speaking. With the Holman Prize, he would learn the sport of free-diving and then foster other blind people through the training to become free-divers.
Josh is a motocross racer. With the Holman Prize, he and his friend Pat, who is also blind, would travel the country to motivate blind people to try different sports like snowboarding, jet skiing, sailing and more.
Matt is a two-time world champion in para-surfing. He would use the Holman Prize to run surfing workshops for blind children and youth all over the world.
Anthony won 122 matches as a high school wrestler. With the Holman Prize, he would empower blind youth, including providing scholarships for blind youth to pursue athletics.
Jesse is an experienced winter mountaineer. With the Holman Prize, he would lead an expedition on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. If successful in ascending a peak that hasn’t been climbed, he would propose the peak be named “Blind Ambition”.
Nicolas is an athlete who hopes to qualify for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. With the Holman Prize, he would train and complete in the Coolangatta Gold race in Australia which involves kayaking, swimming, running and paddling a surfboard.
Terri is a writer, disability rights advocate and a marathon runner. She would use the Holman Prize to form Project Runstoppable, a program that empowers blind children through a running curriculum.
Pamela, an extreme sports enthusiast, enjoys many sports but her favorites are mountain biking and snowboarding. She would use the Holman Prize to train to heli-snowboard off the mountains of Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.