Comedian and former Paralympian Josh Blue becomes BlazeSports Ambassador

BlazeSports are delighted to welcome Josh Blue as the first BlazeSports Ambassador.  Josh visited Atlanta recently and took part in the BlueBlaze Event in collaboration with Emory University Disability Studies Initiative. BlueBlaze -photos

The event was a lighthearted showcase of comedy, disability awareness and the value of sport.  

Josh Blue and BlazeSports’ Executive Director Jon McCullough are former team mates from the US National Paralympic Soccer Team and shared many amusing stories from their games and travels with this team.  

Josh Blue uses many of these anecdotes in his stand-up comedy show which is currently touring the US.

See the full video coverage of BLUEBLAZE: A CONVERSATION ABOUT DISABILITY, SPORTS, COMEDY, LEADERSHIP AND THE MEANING OF LIFE

 

Josh has become an advocate for people with disabilities around the world and his experience at the highest level of Sport makes him an excellent choice as the first BlazeSports Ambassador.  

Stay tuned for more details about the BlazeSports Ambassador Initiative.

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Access To Sport Webinar Series – Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair Rugby, Smashing Stereotypes One Hit at a Time

When: January 22, 2014, 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST

Presenters: Jeff Jones, BlazeSports America, USA Head Coach James Gumbert, and current co-captain and USA National Team member, Joe Delagrave

Registration:  https://cc.readytalk.com/r/7rw9ajqr7qwt&eom

Continuing Education Units: 0.1 CEU credit will be provided

Description:  You may have heard of the sport described as Murderball or competition in “Mad Max-style” chairs, created in Canada to give opportunity for quadriplegics. It has been featured in the critically acclaimed and Oscar nominated documentary, Murderball, which follows the pitted rivalry between USA and Canada, and the life of USA Wheelchair Rugby athletes on their quest for gold in the Athens Paralympic games.

Join us for a view into one of the fastest growing parasports in the world, through the eyes of USA Head Coach James Gumbert and current co-captain and USA National Team member, Joe Delagrave. With sellout crowds at the London 2012 Games, three gold medals in 2013, regain of their number one ranking, and a new partnership with USA Rugby, wheelchair rugby is poised to reclaim their World Championship title in 2014 and dominate the Rio 2016 Games. Learn more about the sport as a whole, how it changes lives, and how you can support or get involve.

 

About the Access to Sport Webinar Series
This webinar series is brought to you by The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Community and BlazeSports.  The BlazeSports America Access to Sport webinar series is designed to introduce people with spinal cord injury and other mobility impairments to the wide world of adapted sport.

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