CDSS Training at Springfield College

Springfield Apr14


Over the weekend of April 24-26, Jeff Jones and Sam Zapatka traveled to the campus of Springfield College in Massachusetts to deliver CDSS (Certified Disability Sports Specialist) training to students, faculty, and community members.  This is the second of the six total presentations that will be delivered throughout the United States in 2014.  In attendance were 30 Springfield College students, 3 Springfield College Professors, as well as 10 members from the surrounding New England community.  Throughout the 2 day course, the participants were engaged in different presentations including adaptive sport equipment, Paralympic history, disability advocacy, and more.  

The next CDSS presentation will take place in Huntingdon, Alabama July 18-19. 

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The Dixie Games May 9th-11th 2014


All information including events, venues and registration documents coming soon!



HR Dixie Games Logo (1)


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Military Sport and Recreation Camp

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Contest: Get your BlazeTag and Win!


Get a BlazeSports Tag and Win a Prize!

When you renew your tag or get a new one this year…think of BlazeSports…think of creating more opportunities for kids and veterans with disabilities in Georgia to participate in sport and achieve their full potential. PURCHASE A BLAZESPORTS GEORGIA TAG and BE REWARDED! See details below.

The goal of the Tag, You’re It! campaign is to increase the number of new BlazeSports Georgia speciality tags purchased by the end of 2014. 50 is our goal!

Georgia Tag

WHEN: Anytime…when you get a new tag or renew an existing tag. (Happy birthday BTW). Or anytime you want to replace your existing tag.

HOW: At your local DMV office or online, look for our tag listed under “BlazeSports Georgia” or “Disabled Athletes”

WHO: All Georgia Residents

WHAT: For every tag purchased, BlazeSports receives $22 out of the every $35 tag purchased, that goes to support our BlazeSports Georgia programs and services.

CONTEST DETAILS: Submit a photo of your tag (and yourself if you want!) along with proof of payment and your name and email to, fax 404-270-2039 or via our message on our Facebook page. Your information will automatically be entered into our monthly raffle for a chance to win BlazeSports merchandise and other cool prizes.

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BlazeCamp June 10th -14th 2014




About Blaze Camp

BlazeCamp is a five-day, four-night overnight summer camp that provides youth ages 8-18 with a physical disability with an opportunity to become involved in sport and recreation activities, make friends and most of all have fun.  Activities on offer include: tennis, soccer,  basketball, archery, kayaking, climbing, bowling, swimming and much much more!  All activities are adapted for the needs of all physical disabilities. 

Youth eligible for camp must have a physical impairment such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, aquired brain injury, amputation, spinal cord injury, visual impairment, blindness, muscular dystrophy or other related disabilities.  


Expert Qualified Staff

BlazeSports staff are certified in CPR and Advanced First Aid, risk management and also have the following certifications: certified therapeutic recreation specialist, adapted physical education and certified disability sports specialist.  Our camp counselors and leaders go through a thorough interview process and training scheme.  We also have nurse on site 24 hours/day.



BlazeCamp takes place at the state of the art facility, Camp Dream, Warm Springs, Georgia. The camp  is situated on 74 acres of wooded land, located in the grounds of the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation.  Facilities include a swimming pool, gymnasium, bowling alley, camp fire area, track, fishing and boating lake, nature trails, outdoor pavilion and entertainment spaces.  All camp facilities are designed to be fully accessible.

6135 Roosevelt Highway, Warm Springs, GA 31830


The total cost of camp is $350.  A non-refundable deposit of $150 is due at the time of registering to reserve a place. 

Payment can be paid in full or in 3 installments ($150, $100, $100)  Final payment for camp must be made on or before June 10th 2014.


Sibling Discount

For families who have more than 1 child eligible for camp we are able to offer 2 siblings for $500.   


How to pay

Checks can be made payable to BlazeSports America and mailed to:

BlazeSports America, 535 N. McDonough Street, Decatur, GA 30030

Alternatively a credit card payment can be made over the phone.  Please call 404-270-2000



To register for BlazeCamp please complete the online CAMPER REGISTRATION FORM

Please note:

BlazeCamp is about fun, sports participation and learning independence. BlazeSports staff can not provide 1 on 1 personal care and/or attendants for each camper, and will only be able to provide limited assistance with camper activities of daily living. If you are unsure whether BlazeCamp is the perfect fit for a prospective camper please contact us at 404-270-2000 or email


Camp Scholarships

We are able to offer a limited number of partial scholarships to families in need of financial assistance.   We invite applications and will inform applicants if they are successful as soon as possible.  Our scholarship availability is dependent on private donations and grants. Donate to the scholarship fund.

Please ensure you complete a camp registration form in addition to a camp scholarship application.



Recruiting Camp Counselors / Junior Counselors

This year we are looking for camp counselors age 18+.  In addition any campers age 16-18 who have attended BlazeCamp previously can attend camp as a Junior Counselor.  If you are interested in being a Junior Counselor please complete a camper application and check the box for Junior Counselor.  Junior Counselors still attend camp as campers but will be introduced to elements of leadership and responsibility while at camp.

Camp Counselor Information and Application form (over 18′s only)


BlazeCamp 2013 Video (Check out our GoPro camp Action!)

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Donate online to help send a child to BlazeCamp 


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BlazeSports Celebrates the First International Day of Sport For Development and Peace in Haiti and Jordan

For the first time, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) was celebrated on April 6th 2014. This important day has received worldwide support and BlazeSports could not be left out! To commemorate this date, BlazeSports with its partners in Haiti and in Jordan, organized an inclusive festival in both countries. 

Sit Volleyball in Haiti

Sit Volleyball in Haiti

In Haiti the festivities took place in the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Civic Engagement’s Sports Centre Dadadou, in Port-Au-Prince. 200 children and youth from 8 to 17 years of age, with various disabilities (physical, developmental, mental and emotional) and 50 kids from the Haiti Ministry of Sport School of Talent played together in celebration of the power of sport. The activities included a mix of traditional sports such as soccer, sit volleyball, athletics and boccia with recreational games. The event was organized by the Foudation Gerárd Pierre-Charles with support from BlazeSports and the United Nations Office on Sport For Development and Peace (UNOSDP). 

“That was a fruitful moment that we have spent with about 250 kids with and without disabilities playing together. It was a great experience for me.” Said Dimitry Supreme, a volunteer with the Foudation Gérard Pierre-Charles that will represent Haiti in June at the UN Youth Leadership Camp in Florida. 


Festival Participants in Zarqa, Jordan


Meanwhile in Jordan, over 100 children and youth with and without disabilities had the chance to celebrate the IDSDP by participating in a soccer festival. With the support from the Jordan Football Association (JFA), the city of Zarqa played host to the celebration that was highlighted with the Jordanian Paralympic soccer National Team playing an exhibition match. 

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The Roosevelt Games – Veterans and Active Duty Service Members

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