Physical Fitness and Sports Month Draws to a Close


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There are only a few days left in May, but it’s not too late to get outside and celebrate Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Organized by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, the month was inaugurated by a proclamation from President Barack Obama that calls on the country to “rededicate ourselves to educating, engaging, and empowering Americans of all backgrounds and abilities to live a healthy lifestyle.”

This commitment is especially important for Americans with disabilities, who face higher rates of overweight and obesity and fewer opportunities for sport and recreation. It is a core mission of BlazeSports to help erase this gap. Through our programming, educational offerings, and policy initiatives, we work to ensure that individuals with disabilities have the same opportunities for physical activity as their friends and neighbors without disabilities. May is almost over, but for BlazeSports, healthy lifestyles are a twelve-month project.

That said, it’s not too late to heed President Obama’s call and commemorate Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Take a walk in the park this weekend. Shoot hoops with a friend.  Get involved at BlazeSports as an athlete, coach, or volunteer. Donate online and help us make full, healthy lives accessible to everyone, with or without a disability. But most of all, find some time to log off the computer, get outside, and get active.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend, everyone!

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