Sports Programs for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members


OPERATION BLAZE offers a wide range of sports and activities for veterans and active duty service members with physical disabilities.  These programs are offered free of charge and provide excellent year round health, fitness and social opportunities.  In addition participants can train for upcoming events including the National Veterans Wheelchair Games (August 12-17, 2014, Philadelphia, PA), The Dixie Games (May 9th-11th, Atlanta, GA) and The Valor Games (May 20th-22nd, Raleigh, NC)

Many thanks to all individuals donors and our funders for their generous financial support for this initiative including The Marcus Foundation and The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency.

Military Veteran Program Calendar


2nd and 4th Tuesday each month, 11am – 1pm

874 Harmony Road, Eatonton, GA 31024

Transport available leaving Atlanta VA hospital  at 9.30am.

Year round



Thursdays, 10am – 12pm

Suburban Lanes, 2619 N. Decatur Road, GA 30033


Open Gym

Practice a variety of sports for fitness or in preparation for upcoming competitions (fitness center available for individual strength training)

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am – 12pm

Coan Recreation Center, 1530 Woodbine Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30317

Year Round


Hand cycling

Every Thursday 10am – 12pm AND 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month

Panola Mountain State Park

Alexander Lake Recreational Area, 5089 Flat Bridge Road S.W., Stockbridge, GA 30281

Year round – weather permitting



Tuesdays and Thursdays

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fort Gordon, Building #21608, Bonds/25th Street

Year Round


Track and Field


March – July


If you are interested in coming along to one of the programs or would like to find out more please contact:

Sam Zapatka (404) 270-2027



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