BlazeSports Summer Programs

 

 

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This Summer, BlazeSports is working with a variety of excellent partners to bring you a range of fun sporting activities for children aged 6-18 with physical disabilities.  Check out all that’s on offer below!

BlazeCamp

When: May 28th – June 1st  

Where: Camp Dream, Roosevelt Institute for Rehabilitation, Warm Springs, GA

Who: Children aged 8-18 with a Physical Disability

Cost: $350

To register complete the online Interest form: http://www.blazesports.org/programs/blazecamp/

Our multisport residential summer camp will take place at the beautiful camp location in Warm springs Georgia.  Packed full of sports and activities, fun and friendship!   Limited Spaces still available.

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Blaze All Stars Summer Sports Camp (Cerebral Palsy specific)

When:  June 12th, 13th, 14th 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Where: Hembree park, 850 Hembree Rd, Roswell, GA 30076

Who: Children aged 6-18 with Cerebral Palsy (ambulant or wheelchair user)

Cost: $50 / 3 day camp

Register online today:  https://blazesports.wufoo.com/forms/blaze-allstars-sports-camp-registration-form/

Come along to Hembree Park and try out a range of different sports including tennis, soccer, baseball, basketball and boccia. 

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Adaptive Water Sports Days

When:  June 10th, 25th and July 30th (Leave 8am from ATL. Return 5pm)

Where: Lake Tobesofkee, Macon, GA (BlazeSports run transport from Atlanta)

Who: Children aged 6-18 with physical disabilities 

Cost: $10 per person per day

To reserve a place email : gsharp@blazsports.org or call (404) 270 2034

First come first served (limit of 12 people each day)

Try a variety of water sports including sit ski, jet ski, sailing, kayaking and tubing.  Activities provided and supervised  by Phil Jackson at Lake Tobesofkee Aquatics.

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Soccer Camps

These camps are designed to teach the game of soccer to children aged 6-18  with physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke, or amputation. Participants should be ambulant (able to walk unassisted) and be independent with personal care. The primary goal is to develop fitness and have fun through the game of soccer.

There are 2 camp locations. To register follow the link below:

Roswell Recreation and Parks, July 8th – 12th 

http://registration.challengersports.com/CampUrl.asp?Uid=1-3GECU0X8

Norcross Soccer Academy, July 22nd – 26th 

http://registration.challengersports.com/CampUrl.asp?Uid=1-QPCVUQFD 

If you have any questions about any of our summer opportunities please call Gillian on (404) 270-2034 or email gsharp@blazesports.org

 

Posted in Athletics (Track and Field), Camp, Football 7-a-side, News, Programs, Wheelchair Basketball |

BlazeSports Delivers Second Mini Festival to Promote Physical Activity in Haiti

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This past week, BlazeSports Haiti organized the second of four mini festivals designed to promote physical activity in Haiti. This second mini sports festival included the participation of 74 students (36 females) from the Monfort Institute.

The Monfort Institute, led by Sister Mona Haig, is a well-known religious institution in Haiti that works with young people who have visual impairments, blindness and deafness,  with ages ranging from 3 to 20 years of age. The institution has more than 350 students of whom 92 are serving as interns. They offer courses ranging from kindergarten to professional technical studies, and with branches in three areas of the country, the Monfort Institute is undoubtedly one of the major centers for deaf education in Haiti.

The festival activities took place, thanks to funding from USAID, US Department of State – Sports United, and the United Nations Office for Sport Development and Peace, in a fun and festive atmosphere, featuring workshops of athletics, including boccia, volleyball, recreational games and a major focus on football. Under the guidance of six specialized BlazeSports leaders and with the help of Monfort Institute staff, the students participated in activities for 4 hours straight, demonstrating great sportsmanship and friendly interactions throughout the day. 

In addition to the success of the activities, we must also mention that President of the National Paralympic Committee of Haiti, Jean Chevalier Sanon, as well as sports journalist of Le Nouvelliste, Enock Nere, made visits to the festival to observe the activities. 

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BlazeSports and Haitian kids suggested priority for the UN Global Survey for a better world: Sport for Development

 

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The girls from the Monfort Institute warming up to take part in the physical activities.

 

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BlazeSports trained coaches lead stretching before the soccer session.

 
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BlazeSports Continues to Support Jordanian Partners

This month sees BlazeSports return to the City of Amman, Jordan to continue its multi-partner, USAID funded, sports project for those with physical disabilities. Over a two week period, from November 4th-18th, BlazeSports will deliver coach education practical and theory workshops covering areas of classification, adaptive sports techniques, boccia, athletics, wheelchair basketball, table tennis and soccer. In addition the candidates who attend these aforementioned courses will then have the opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge in a variety of hands-on practical settings.

As part of a sports development agreement all of BlazeSports in-country project partners, which include The Jordan National Paralympic Committee and The Jordan Football Association, will deliver sports initiatives and targeted clubs sessions throughout 2013, therefore allowing the level and quality of opportunities for those with physical disabilities to access sport to be increased.

Please find below an outline of the planned program which will take place in Jordan in coming weeks:

November 7th 2012
General Inclusion Training for Disability Sport

November 8th 2012
Athletics (Part 1)
Boccia (Part 1)

November 9th 2012
Athletics (Part 2)
Boccia (Part 2)

November 10th 2012
Wheelchair Basketball
Table Tennis (Part 1)

November 11th 2012
Table Tennis (Part 2)

November 12th 2012
Coaching Disability Football Education Course

November 13th 2012 Organized by JFA
CPISRA Coaches Technical Development Course (Part 1)

November 14th 2012 Organized by JFA
CPISRA Coach Technical Development Course (Part 2)

November 15th
Festival
Classification (Football)

Posted in Athletics (Track and Field), Boccia, CDSS, Football 7-a-side, News, Table Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball |

USAID-funded project in Russia underway

Stuart Sharp, Director of International Development, is leading a contingent of BlazeSports’ representatives on a planning trip for our upcoming USAID project activities in Russia. Spending time in Moscow and Sochi, Stuart and his team are meeting with disability sport leaders from around the country including the Russian Paralympic Committee and the world-champion 7-aside CP Soccer Team. Over the next 18 months, BlazeSports will be working in Russia to promote development through disability sport. Stay tuned for more details over the coming months…

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