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Atlanta Sparks Veteran Sled Hockey Clinic

Free Veteran Sled Hockey Clinic with the Atlanta Sparks


Make plans to join us for this super-cool introduction to sled hockey!

BlazeSports America is teaming up with the Atlanta Sparks to offer you this opportunity to try sled hockey for FREE! Come out this Sunday to see how much fun playing on the ice can be!  No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided!  It’s a great chance to explore the sport of sled hockey surrounded by people who know how to play it well.

when
Sunday, January 14th


time
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


where
The Cooler Ice Rink
10800 Davis Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30009


registration (preferred but not required)
email ddcarmody@gmail.com
or call 404-931-5586

 

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Make Plans to Attend the 2018 Inaugural Valentine’s Day Ball Fundraiser for BlazeSports!

If you haven’t made your Valentine’s Day plans, we have the perfect event for you!  For a romantic night of dinner & dancing at the Olde Towne Athletic Club, make your reservation today for the Inaugural Valentine’s Day Ball presented by Donaco Medical Supply to benefit The Cindy Donald Dreams & Recovery Foundation and BlazeSports America!

Date
Valentine’s Day – February 14th
Time
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Location
Olde Towne Athletic Club
Marietta, GA
Tickets
$100 per person

It’s never been more fun to show your support for BlazeSports!

  • Music by Steady Common
  • Deejay Corey Barbee (AKA Rockin Wheels)
  • Full Radius Dancers
  • Wine & Craft Beer Selections
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Photos with your Special Person
  • Caricatures by Mark Mandel
  • Jewelry & Flowers for your Special Person

For more information call 404-731-5174 or purchase tickets online.

If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring the event, there are still opportunities available!  Donaco Medical Supply’s goal is to be at maximum capacity for the event space at 350 attendees; to have tickets purchased and donated, so that disabled veterans served by BlazeSports can attend; and, to raise $30,000 to benefit The Cindy Donald Foundation and BlazeSports.

The sponsorship levels are as follows, but we can work with you to tailor one to meet your needs.   We appreciate your support! To learn more, contact Holly at 404-731-5174 or email at holly@donacomedical.com.

Sponsorship Levels:

  • Full Event Sponsorship  | $3,000
    • Benefits of Sponsorship Exclusive to Your Industry
    • Large presence on Welcome Banner
    • Minimum of 5 Facebook Posts
    • Large presence on Event Flyer and Registration Page
    • Vendor table at Event
    • 10 tickets ($1,000 value)
    • Name recognition during the event
  • Band Sponsorship | $1,500
    • Benefits of Sponsorship Presence on Welcome Banner
    • Minimum of 3 Facebook Posts
    • Vendor table at Event
    • 4 tickets ($400 value)
    • Name recognition during the event
  • Caricature Artist Sponsorship | $1,500
    • Benefits of Sponsorship Presence on Welcome Banner
    • Minimum of 3 Facebook Posts
    • Vendor table at Event
    • 4 tickets ($400 value)
    • Name recognition during the event
  • Full-Radius Dancers Sponsorship | $1,500
    • Benefits of Sponsorship Presence on Welcome Banner
    • Minimum of 3 Facebook Posts
    • Vendor table at Event
    • 4 tickets ($400 value)
    • Name recognition during the event
  • Dinner Table of 10 Sponsorship | $1,000
    • Benefits of Sponsorship 10 Tickets to Event

 

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2nd Annual Big Peach Slam Jam Wheelchair Basketball Invitational

BlazeSports America is excited to host the 2nd Annual Big Peach Slam Jam Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, January 27th &  28th at Lakepoint Sporting Community in Emerson, GA.  Sanctioned by the NWBA, the BlazeSports Big Peach Slam Jam Wheelchair Invitational is the largest tournament of its kind in the South East.  This year we’re proud to be hosting 16 of the best teams from 11 States in the Varsity and Prep divisions.

2018 Big Peach Slam Jam Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Participating Teams

For more information about the Big Peach Slam Jam Wheelchair Invitational, contact Todd Liscomb at tliscomb@blazesports.org


Thank you to our Sponsors:

2018 Big Peach Slam Jam Wheelchair Basketball Invitational Sponsors

 

 

The 2nd Annual Big Peach Slam Jam Wheelchair Basketball Invitational will take place at the Champions Center in LakePoint Sporting Community – the premier sports vacation destination, home to several world-class venues, and a must-visit location for travel sports since 2013. Welcoming millions since its inception, LakePoint features scout-worthy competition across multiple scholarship-based sports. The big picture of LakePoint is a stay and play tournament hub, complete with dining, shopping, entertainment and hotels for the ultimate sports and family experience.

For more information, contact Todd Liscomb at tliscomb@blazesports.org

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Donate $100 before 12/31 & Receive a Free BlazeSports Hat!

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BlazeSports America Changing Lives Near and Far!

BlazeSports America Changing Lives in Uganda

BlazeSports International just returned from Uganda this month after hosting amazing USAID Sports for Youth with Physical Disabilities Uganda Initiative Training Workshops & Festivals in both Kampala & Gulu. The trip was part of an initiative in partnership with USAID to host eight training workshops from 2017-2019 to equip leaders in Uganda with inclusive strategies to engage youth with physical disabilities through sport and activity.

Each training event was followed by inclusive sports festivals for the children with and without disabilities (reaching nearly 1,000 children) as an opportunity for trained leaders to implement learned skills and to promote positive messaging regarding individuals with physical disabilities.  Read the full story here.

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McClain Hermes Medals in 5 Events & brings home the GOLD from the World Para Swimming Championships!

Congratulations to our very own Team USA member, McClain Hermes for her amazing debut at the 2017 World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico City.  McClain started the competition strong securing the first silver medal for Team USA at the Francisco Marquez Olympic Swimming Pool, swimming the S11 100 free in a time of 1:19.67 before going on to set an American record and win the gold in the 400 free (5:46.00) in her world championships debut!

 


McClain’s journey was amazing, medaling in every event she swam for a total of 5 medals:

McClain Hermes, World Paralympic Swimming Results

  • DAY 1: she secured the first SILVER for Team USA in the S11 100 free (1:19:67)
  • DAY 2: she captured a second SILVER in the S11 100 backstroke making a new American record with a time of 1:26.38
  • DAY 4: was a double medal day for McClain winning GOLD and setting another American record in the S11 400-meter freestyle (5:46:00) and BRONZE in the S11 50 free (37.74)
  • DAY 5: she closed out her debut with another BRONZE in the SB11 100m Breaststroke

This video was shot posted by Matt Hermes.  It shows McClain receiving the GOLD and the national anthem playing in her honor!


McClain on her double-medal day. . .2017 World Para Swimming Championships

“It feels really amazing because I’ve had a really hard past year. After Rio, I got really sick and went through a lot. It feels great to show that I can overcome something and perform really well.”


 

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BlazeSports All-American is Featured on 11Alive

Centennial H.S. All-American is blazing a trail to the top

Cathryn Gray, one of BlazeSports High School All-Americans (and the only female teenage paralympian chosen in Georgia) was featured by 11alive on November 10th.  See the full interview here:

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