New Programs for Veterans with Disabilities Offered by BlazeSports

 

Through grant funding provided by U.S. Paralympics, BlazeSports has recently expanded their programs available to disabled veterans and active duty service members by introducing 2 new sports.

Cycling is now being offered every Tuesday at Panola Mountain State Park.  There are a range of cycles to try including hand cycles and recumbent cycles.  Veterans experience regular physical exercise while enjoying the benefits of  the outdoor lifestyle in the park, located near Stockbridge.

James Johnson and Rodney Roscoe on their cycles.

 

James gets an upper body workout on the handcycle.

Archery is also new to the program and takes place on Friday afternoons at the Archery Learning Center in Snellville.  Participants receive expert instruction from Level IV USA archery instructor Ginger Hopwood.

Instructor Ginger Hopwood uses a mirror to teach Jonathan Moore proper body mechanics.

In addition to these new activities, bowling continues as a popular pursuit at Suburban Lanes in Decatur.  The program is held each week on a Thursday and are currently working towards their 1st tournament in December.

Veterans bowling at Suburban lanes in Decatur.

Swimming with coach Fred Lamback continues as a regular program.  Veterans and injured active duty members can work with coach Fred on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12pm—1:30pm at Fort Gordon.

For more information about any of our veteran programs or to register to join a program please contact  Jeff Jones on 404-270-2036 or email jjones@blazesports.org.

Give the gift of sport this holiday season and help create more opportunities for disabled veterans and active duty service members by donating to BlazeSports.  Click HERE to make a donation.

Grant funding for these programs is awarded by U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, through funding provided by Veterans Affairs.  These grants are provided to facilitate the growth of Paralympic-sport programming for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the armed forces.

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