Blazers Take on a Challenge!

Blazers learning the importance of communication in completing a task.

The Georgia Blazers wheelchair basketball team traveled to Kennesaw, GA to participate in a day long leadership program held at the Challenge Corner, a high ropes outdoor education course located on the campus of Kennesaw State University.

Blazers working on the cooperation it takes for four people at a time clearing the jump rope.

Ten athletes were challenged to leave their comfort zone by participating in a variety of activities designed to strengthen individual and team leadership skills. As part of an ongoing First Work Leadership Program, the course was designed to help identify individual strengths and weaknesses and promote teamwork.

Blazers take on the challenge of the giant balance platform.

Blazers succeed in "balancing" the giant platform...great teamwork!

Blazers’ Coach Cully Mason completing his turn on the high ropes.

Activities included simple games with jump ropes and stuffed animals and progressed to the more “extreme” activities including a high ropes activity and gigantic balance board.

Chance Boyd experiencing a high ropes course of the first time.

BlazeSports America would like to thank Susan Whitlock and Dr. John David Johnson of KSU’s Health, Physical Education and Sport Science Department for organizing and implementing the day’s activities.

Special thanks to Shane Wahner and the Chicago Pizza for providing a great deep dish pizza lunch for participants and volunteers and to KSU students Leann Rainnes, Amanda White, Robert Bryan and Deena Rizk that help make the day a great success. Kudos to Blaze staff member Felipe Rodrigues for a job well done.

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