March is always a packed month for BlazeDays in schools due to Exceptional Children’s Week and on March 12th BlazeSports staff visited Haynes Bridge Middle School in Alpharetta. The school is a center school for children with disabilities and a wonderful example of inclusion, especially in P.E. activities. Students with and without a disability naturally paired up for partner activities and there was a excellent atmosphere of cooperation and teamwork.
Students race each other in wheelchair relays
The students moved around the groups trying the Paralympic Sports of sitting volleyball, blind running, wheelchair basketball and boccia. Maggie Frederick and James Adams both answered questions about their experiences as athletes with a disability.
James Adams introduces the BlazeDay concept to the group and talks about the Paralympics
Thanks to Sharon Munzenmeier for arranging the BlazeDay at Haynes Bridge and to the staff and students who took part throughout the day.
On Friday February 7th the BlazeDay team visited The Epstein School in Sandy Springs.
Throughout the day students from Kindergarten – 8th Grade took part in the Paralympic-style activities.
Former Blazers Maggie Frederick and James Adams joined the Blaze Staff and fielded some great questions from the Epstein students about their experiences as an athlete with a disability.
Thanks to all at The Epstein School for hosting us!
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James Adams leads Sitting Volleyball
Epstein students line up for wheelchair relays
Volleyball with Maggie Frederick
An adpated version of the Paralympic sport of Goal Ball
BlazeSports visited Cotton Indian Elementary and M.t Bethel Elementary in January to deliver our disability awareness program. Across the 2 schools, over 1,500 children from K-5 experienced the BlazeDay activities including sitting volleyball, wheelchair relays, boccia and goalball. Students at Mt. Bethel were also treated to a visit from former Georgia Blazers Chandler White and James Adams. James and Chandler currently play for the Shepherd Stealers who compete in the Championship Division of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association impressed with their wheelchair basketball skills and answered questions from the students about their experiences as athletes with a disability.
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