One of the highlights of the summer was seeing success with one of our new partnerships with the City of Milton Parks and Recreation Department. Twice a week, BlazeSports would join Camp Joyful Soles to provide two hours of physical activity for the campers. Joyful Soles is a summer camp for high functioning children with mild cognitive disabilities, ages 13-21 years old. Each camper had the opportunity to learn a variety of sports including boccia, basketball, soccer, baseball, sit volleyball and other group games, along with yoga.
Throughout the summer we saw great improvement in each of the camper’s motor skills, coordination, social skills, confidence and participation. We are looking forward to continuing those improvements and help keep those campers active throughout the year. BlazeSports works to promote living a healthy lifestyle, because children who participate in regular physical activity are happier, healthier and more likely to become active, independent adults.
You could always count on first time camper, Brandon, to come into the gym full of energy. Brandon is a sophomore in high school and takes great pride in his boccia game. He doesn’t play competitively, but enjoys playing in his back yard with his brother and mother. Basketball was something that didn’t come as easily to Brandon as some of the other sports, however he said that he improved his skills each time he played and would like to continue playing throughout the year.
Carly, also a sophomore, is a third time veteran camper. She always came in with a smile on her face and a willingness to try whatever was planned for the day. Carly’s favorite sport at camp was baseball. Carly plays basketball for her church league and runs cross country in the fall for her high school. She enjoys being active and encouraged her fellow campers to do the same. She is already excited for BlazeSports to come back to camp next year.