The 2014 Georgia Disability Sport Awards is an opportunity to honor the athletes, coaches and volunteers for their hard work, dedication and commitment to disability sports in Georgia. Most of all the Awards are a celebration of sport for athletes with disabilities in Georgia. We invite you to help us celebrate by nominating and attending the event.
We are grateful to this year’s presenting sponsor, Primerica, for ongoing support of BlazeSports’ mission.
Sunday November 9, 2014
Atlanta History Center | 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT
This year’s event will be in memory of BlazeSports’ Executive Director and two-time Paraympian Jon McCullough who passed on August 15, 2014.
In recognition of Jon, the Triumph of the Human Spirit Award was established. The first recipient of this award is our event honoree Joey Reiman, CEO and Founder of Brighthouse, and the creator of the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games’ famous “No Excuses” campaign.
Aimee Copeland, will share her inspirational story as keynote speaker.
The event will also include empowering testimonials from athletes to coaches on the power of sport in changing lives, a performance from wheelchair dance group Full Radius Dance, and various raffle items including a luxurious trip for 2 to LasVegas!
The event proceeds will support BlazeSports’ year-round active for life and sport programs for children, youth and veterans with physical disabilities.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
101 Mobility, At Home Medical, Clipper Petroleum Foundation, Coloplast, Eagle Sportschairs, Edward Jones, Mersereau, Lazenby and Rockas, Mobility Works, NuMotion, Sands Cares
Designs by Nisha, Georgia Beverage Association, Leff and Associates, Red 5 Multimedia, Ryche Rych Media, Timeless Productions
Thank you to our gift basket contributors
Atlanta Hawks, Balloon Atlanta, Fernbank Museum, Georgia Aquarium, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Michael Morris, Natural Body Spa, Raging Burrito, Regal Entertainment Group, Subway, The Cheesecake Factory, The Square Pub, Zoo Atlanta
- Airfare for 2 (within continental USA)
- Complimentary 3 night stay at one of The Venetian’s or Palazzo’s luxurious suites with VIP Check-In
- Dinner for two at Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio
- Two show tickets and Gondola ride
*Approximate value of $2100
Winner does not need to be present.
Drawing: Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the event. (online raffle closed)
Ticket price: 1 for $25 or 5 for $100. Tickets available for purchase online or at event.
BlazeSports America is proud to host this Awards Ceremony as we recognize individuals and teams in the following categories:
Male Junior Athlete: male athlete under the age of 18 who participated in an individual or team sport
Female Junior Athlete: female athlete under the age of 18 who participated in an individual or team sport
Male Adult Athlete: male athlete over the age of 18 who participated in an individual or team sport
Female Adult Athlete: female athlete over the age of 18 who participated in an individual or team sport
Military Athlete: A veteran or active duty service member with a physical disability who participated in an individual or team sport
Junior Team: a team registered and actively competing in a youth league on the local, state or regional level
High School Team: a team registered and actively competing in a school league on the local, state or regional level
Adult Team: a team registered and actively competing in an adult league on the local, state or regional level
Volunteer of the Year: a person that volunteers in any capacity for an organization or program offering disability sports
Coach of the Year: a person that directly coaches an individual athlete, group of individual athletes or a team in disability sports