Blog entries from: BlazeSports


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September 22 2014

From BlazeSports Mon Sep 22 2014, 14:38:59

We are thrilled to announce that Georgia's own, Aimee Copeland will be our keynote speaker for the 2014 Georgia Disability Sport Awards.

Aimee, a University of West Georgia graduate student, miraculously survived a near fatal case of necrotizing fasciitis after falling from a zip line in May 2012. Against all odds and medical knowledge, Aimee lived through the infection, but lost her entire left leg, right foot and both hands during the process.

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September 16 2014



September 15 2014

From BlazeSports Mon Sep 15 2014, 00:19:40

BlazeSports America is currently hosting a UK Sport Exchange for seven participants, all from Scotland. The participants arrived on Saturday, September 6 in Washington, D.C. to tour the city and participate in many round table discussions with various educators, activists, and advocates on sport development and disability rights. We have featured an article kicking off the exchange program, and would like to give one of the seven participants, Stefan Hoggan, the opportunity to reflect on his experience. Stefan Hoggan is a 21-year-old swimmer from Scotland who completes at the competitive level, as well as, maintain a full time position at  local pharmacy. He has already become a huge inspiration and we can't wait to see all of the things he has to offer. The follow reflection is based ...

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September 10 2014

From BlazeSports Wed Sep 10 2014, 22:39:40

BlazeSports America and UK Sport Exchange participants arrived in Washington, D.C. to kick off the BlazeSports UK Sport and Cultural Exchange project in collaboration with the US Embassy in London.    Seven young people with physical disabilities from the UK along with BlazeSports staff will participate in an incredible experience integrating the two cultures - UK and the US. The Exchange group will spend time in Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA and Montgomery, Alabama,  The purpose of the exchange is... to learn various ways to promote cultural integration between British and American citizens and civil society organizations.  This exchange will also focus on the role of disability sport in inclusion and society.

The 7 participants pose to a picture in the National Mall ...

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September 1 2014

From BlazeSports Mon Sep 1 2014, 18:45:36

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 2pm - 5pm

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August 16 2014

From BlazeSports Sat Aug 16 2014, 17:49:17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2014 

Contact:  Jeff Jones  jjones@blazesports.org or Mara Galic, mgalic@blazesports.org  404-270-2000

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August 15 2014

From BlazeSports Fri Aug 15 2014, 12:12:31

Team Blaze will be participating in the Hong Kong Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival Saturday for the first time, September 13th. This unique race will be held at Lake Lanier where the 1996 Summer Olympic Rowing and Paddling events were hosted. Moving into its eighth year, the Atlanta event is part of a series of races taking place in major metropolitan areas along the east coast including Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York.

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August 13 2014

From BlazeSports Wed Aug 13 2014, 18:45:36

Georgia Disability Sport Awards

Sunday Nov 9, 2014, 2-5pm

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August 11 2014

From BlazeSports Mon Aug 11 2014, 12:37:14

One of the highlights of the summer was seeing success with one of our new partnerships with the City of Milton Parks and Recreation Department. Twice a week, BlazeSports would join Camp Joyful Soles to provide two hours of physical activity for the campers.  Joyful Soles is a summer camp for high functioning children with mild cognitive disabilities, ages 13-21 years old. Each camper had the opportunity to learn a variety of sports including boccia, basketball, soccer, baseball, sit volleyball and other group games, along with yoga.

Read more on BlazeSports Wraps Up Summer Camp With City of Milton...

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July 30 2014

From BlazeSports Wed Jul 30 2014, 10:26:55

As Sonja Ast wraps up her internship at BlazeSports, she reflects on her accomplishments and the lives she has impacted, as well as, those who have impacted her.

Sonja, along with three other interns have been working with Blaze athletes for the past two months in various sport and educational programs. The opportunity that BlazeSports has provided her will give her the knowledge and experience she will need to continue in sport recreation.  She's a senior at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia; currently studying Therapeutic Recreation. Sonja would like to give our Blaze family a reflection of her experience at BlazeSports America.

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