SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 29th
BlazeSports is teaming up with Life Rolls On for a FREE day of fun for the whole family at the Kennesaw Skate Park!
Bring your helmet, knee and elbow pads, and of course, your fastest wheels for an epic day of adventure at the skate park! If you don’t have equipment – no worries – we will have equipment you can use.
A light breakfast, water and lunch is provided for all registered athletes and volunteers!
REGISTER online at: https://liferollson.org/georgia
WHO: People with physical disabilities of all ages.
DAY/DATES: Saturday April 29th,
Sign in at 8a, wrap up at 2p
LOCATION: Kennesaw Skate Park
3140 Old 41 Hwy NW
Kennesaw GA 30144
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 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 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
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:
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!