BlazeSports America is thrilled and honored to be the recipient of the 2016 Rings of Gold award in the Program category. BlazeSports America will receive the award this week during the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly in Colorado Springs, CO. Full release is available here.
The Rings of Gold awards annually recognize an individual and a program dedicated to helping children develop their Olympic or Paralympic dreams, and reach their highest athletic and personal potential.
“For 20 years, BlazeSports America has been at the forefront of advancing the lives of children and teens with physical disabilities through adaptive sport and recreation. Designated as a USOC Multi-Sport Organization and Paralympic Sport Club, BlazeSports America focuses not only on the athletic development and Paralympic potential, but also provides opportunities for young athletes to gain independence, self-confidence, and leadership and academic skills. Since its inception after the 1996 Paralympic Games, BlazeSports America has touched the lives of more than 800,000 children with physical disabilities with more than 18 million hours of Paralympic and adaptive sports programming.”
BlazeSports America is humbled to receive this award and wishes to congratulate all the well-deserved award winners in 2016.
2016 Award Winners
Olympic Torch Award: Jim Easton
Jack Kelly Fair Play Award presented by BP: Jim Eckford
Rings of Gold – Individual: Glen Bennett
Rings of Gold – Program: BlazeSports America
Advancing D&I: USA Synchro
D&I Choice Award: USRowing
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BlazeSports America is proud to be selected as one of the sports charities competing to receive a $50,000 donation.
Cast your vote daily until Oct 15th to help us continue to offer create programs that empower kids with physical disabilities to play, live a healthy lifestyle and enjoy all the benefits of being physically active.
BlazeSports America is celebrating 20 years this year! So much has been accomplished over the years, and we want to share it with you.
BlazeSports America’s mission is to change the lives of children and adults with physical disabilities through adaptive sport and recreation. Since the organization’s start in 1996 following the Atlanta Paralympic Games, more than 975,000 people have been reached worldwide with over 21 million hours of adaptive sports programming and leadership.
This is just a drop in the bucket when looking at the broad scale of how much of an influence BlazeSports America has had on so many youth, parents, veterans, and volunteers.
To view the full Impact Report, click here!
Summer is a busy time of the year, but the fall can be just as fun!
BlazeSports America has a wide range of programs available for youth and veteran participants of all skill levels.
View the complete BlazeSports America Fall 2016 Program Guide here!
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 270-2000.
BlazeSports America is proud to offer two FREE soccer clinics this fall! Both are open to youth and veterans with ambulatory disabilities.
Learn more and sign up here!
We have updated our events calendar! Click here to see the full details.
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!