As Sonja Ast wraps up her internship at BlazeSports, she reflects on her accomplishments and the lives she has impacted, as well as, those who have impacted her.
Sonja, along with three other interns have been working with Blaze athletes for the past two months in various sport and educational programs. The opportunity that BlazeSports has provided her will give her the knowledge and experience she will need to continue in sport recreation. She’s a senior at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia; currently studying Therapeutic Recreation. Sonja would like to give our Blaze family a reflection of her experience at BlazeSports America.
Being an intern at BLazeSports America has been the best experience of my life. I’m so excited that I got the opportunity to do this because I got to explore the world of adapted sports which I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved helping out with summer basketball practice for the Atlanta Junior Wheelchair Hawks. I also really liked being exposed to all the programs and assistive technology that they offer. BlazeSports has also given me a chance get some coaching experience which I hope to aspire to be one day. I highly recommend for other interns to come here, because it’ll truly be the best experience you’ll get.