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Register today for the BlazeSports America 2017 Field & Track Meet!

Get ready to make your mark at the 2017 BlazeSports America Track & Field Meet!

Saturday, June 24, 2017
St. Pius X High School
2674 Johnson Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345

The 3rd Annual BlazeSports America Olympic Day Track & Field Meet is an open meet for all Youth and Adult Track & Field athletes with physical disabilities, both ambulatory and wheelchair.

This USA Track & Field sanctioned meet is a qualifying meet for Nationals while also doubling as a Paralympian meet & greet!

Track events included are 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m. Field events included are shot put, javelin, long jump, and discus.

Registration is $30 and closes June 13, 2017.
(Lunch, T-Shirt, and medal for every registered athlete)

Please contact tliscomb@blazesports.org if interested or with questions.

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Register for BlazeSports 2017 Spring/Summer Programs

 It’s here!

Check out our newest program guide filled with the most up-to-date information about our adaptive sports for spring & summer!  From track & field, soccer, archery and rock climbing to camps, clinics, water days, veteran swim days and more. . . it’s all in here!  Be sure to register before they all fill up!

 

Click here for a PDF version of the 2017 Spring/Summer Program Guide

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Support our Blaze Across America Coast-to-Coast Cycling Fundraiser!

Mike and Dave begin their journey coast-to-coast to raise money for BlazeSports America


























David Bergman and Michael Higgins are blazing 3,600 miles through 14 states to raise funds & awareness for BlazeSports America! Their amazing journey begins on May 27th in Tybee Island and ends July 3rd in San Francisco with their friend and fellow cyclist, Vik Nat joining them in Colorado to finish the journey through the last five states.

Blaze Across America is in the news!

WSB-TV, segment produced for “People to People” show. Was filmed on May 8th and aired on Sunday, May 21st. 
Bicyclists ride coast to coast for special mission.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution article:
‘Blaze Brothers’ to bike cross country for athletes with disabilities

Support Blaze Across America:

To support David, Michael & Vik, make a tax-deductible contribution to BlazeSports and indicate “Blaze Across America” in the comment section.

The Blaze Across America Story

Great friends, Michael (a Type 1 diabetic) and David have completed multiple Ironman Triathlons, marathons, and other long-distance cycling adventures together. This time they have decided to do go coast-to-coast in 36 days to help veterans and youth with disabilities. They will be joined by their friend and fellow cyclist, Vik Nat in Colorado to finish the journey through the last five states. Watch WSB-TV’s segment on Michael & David journey here.

Michael making a difference for BlazeSports America

Michael is a volunteer coach for the BlazeSports Track & Field team. He has trained Paralympic High School All-Americans and seen first-hand the impact that adaptive sports can have in the mental and physical lives of youth and veterans with disabilities. David is a Pediatrician at The Pediatric Place in Alpharetta, GA. In his practice, he cares for many children with physical and mental disabilities and enjoys seeing all children thrive

David and Michael will pick up an additional rider in Colorado for the last leg of the ride (5 states to go).  Vik Nat is honored to join his friends on their journey to support BlazeSports America.  A Systems Engineer for Georgia’s Own Credit Union, Vik loves working for a company that supports local charities and often gets involved. Vik is a loving husband of 22 years and proud father of two.

Follow David & Michael’s blog, here to stay abreast of their day-to-day journey and live vicariously from their bicycle seats!

The Journey

Ride Begins: Tybee Island, GA (Atlantic Ocean) May 27, 2017
Ride Ends: San Francisco, CA (Pacific Ocean) July 3, 2017

14 States: GA-AL-MS-AR-OK-KS-NE-SD-WY-CO-UT-AZ-NV-CA

Total # cycling days: 36 days (we’ll have 2 rest days en route)
Total # cycling miles: 3600 mi

Support Van Drivers:
Patrick Weigand
Api Firoozi
Peter Loeb

During their cycling adventure across America, they hope to have cyclists with disabilities join them for various road segments as they head westward. An inspiration to all athletes!

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Online Shopping with BlazeSports America in mind!

Shopping online is quick and easy! Don’t forget to use smile.amazon.com and select BlazeSports America as your charity of choice to support our youth and veterans with physical disabilities! 

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BlazeSports Calendar



We have updated our events calendar! Click here to see the full details.

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Register for Table Tennis today!


Are you interested in joining a team, making new friends and learning a new sport?

Now is your chance with a new program, Paralympic Table Tennis!

Click here to learn more!

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BlazeSports takes Brazil with “Sports for All”

“Sports for All”: Empowering People with Disabilities to Lead an Active Lifestyle is a two-year project seeking to improve the health and quality of life for Brazilians with disabilities. This is achieved through participation in sport and physical activity while increasing public awareness of the right to sport for people with disabilities.

BlazeSports International has returned to Brazil this month to host BlazeSports USAID “Sports For All” programming. This is the final installment of a two-year program seeking to improve the health and quality of life for Brazilians with disabilities.

Click here for the latest news updates!

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