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!
David Bergman and Michael Higgins areblazing 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.
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 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!
Ride Begins: Tybee Island, GA (Atlantic Ocean) May 27, 2017 Ride Ends: San Francisco, CA (Pacific Ocean) July 3, 2017
“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.