FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2013
FIRST ANNUAL GEORGIA DISABILITY SPORT AWARDS
BlazeSports unites athletes with disabilities, coaches and volunteers across Georgia for the first annual Georgia Disability Sport Awards October 27, 2013.
Decatur, GA, July 1, 2013– BlazeSports America will host the first annual Georgia Disability Sport Awards October 27, 2013 at the DeKalb History Center at the Old Courthouse on Decatur Square from 2pm – 4 pm. The awards ceremony will recognize athletes across the state that participates in adaptive recreational and competitive sports, as well as, volunteers and coaches. The event will be the first of its kind held in Georgia, with the goal of uniting, and recognizing Paralympic and disability sport athletes across the state. BlazeSports serves approximately 5,000 youth, adults and veterans with and without a physical disability in Georgia each year.
“We realized that there was no statewide mechanism to acknowledge the athletic accomplishments of our young people and veterans with a physical disability and all the individuals that go the extra mile to create sport opportunities for kids and veterans in Georgia,” says Jeff Jones, Director of Sport and Community Programs on the need for such a recognition program.
BlazeSports America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is the legacy organization of the 1996 Paralympic Games held in Atlanta, GA. These games, the first held on American soil, were the realization of the dreams of thousands of Americans involved in the growth and promotion of sports for persons with physical disabilities in the United States.
BlazeSports America’s mission is to change the lives of children and adults with physical disabilities through sport.
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If you would like more information about this event, please contact Mara Galic or Jeff Jones at 404.270.2000 or email at MGalic@blazesports.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.