Join BlazeSports for our “Last Chance Track & Field Meet and Olympic Day
This event is sanctioned by Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports USA and registered as an official Olympic Day 2015. Athletes will have the opportunity to meet former Paralympians Jessica Galli-Cloy (Track) and Gavin Cloy (Wheelchair Basketball).
Who can attend: All track and field athletes with physical disabilities
Time: 9am check-in, 10am meet start
Date: June 20, 2015
Location: Centennial High School, 9310 Scott Rd. Roswell, GA 30076
COME AND TRY PARALYMPIC TRACK AND FIELD!
BlazeSports America and the United States Paralympic Committee (USOC) are hosting a free “Gateway to Gold” event to introduce coaches and individuals with physical disabilities, including youth, adults and military veterans to the Paralympic Track and Field. As part of the event, participants will learn technique, safety, and a variety of skills to help determine their aptitude for Paralympic Track and Field and possibly identify potential future U.S. Paralympic athletes!
If you have a physical disability and have never tried track and field before this a great place to start! Top USA coaches will provide the coaching and adapted track and field equipment is available.
COACHES CLINIC (CLASSROOM):
Where: BlazeSports America Office – 1670 Oakbrook Drive Suite 331, Norcross, GA 30093
Why: Learn from the experts! We will have 3 Paralympic National level track & field coaches presenting.
Date: Friday, May 20, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (snacks and refreshments will be provided)
Who: Track and field coaches
Gateway to Gold Event:
Where: St. Pius X Catholic School – 2674 Johnson Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Who: Children & adults with a physical disability (Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Visual Impairment, Amputees, and Dwarfism), and coaches (All levels welcome)
Cost: Free (lunch included)
Contact: Kit McCluskey – firstname.lastname@example.org
Wheelchair ad Ambulatory Sports USA (WASUSA)selected 35 junior athletes to compete for the United States in the IWAS Junior World Games being held in Puerto Rico from August 8 – 14 2013. BlazeSports has 2 athletes who were selected to be on the team for track and field, Bryan Powell (Marietta) and Curran Brown (Johns Creek). Bryan is competing in the 100m, 200m, and 400m races along with shot-put and javelin. Curran is competing in shot-put, discus and javelin.
The first day of their events went well. Bryan raced 24.34 seconds in the U20 100m. He threw 5.61 in shot-put in the U23 division, out-throwing his mark at the National Junior Disability Championships of 5.27 in the U20 division. Curran competed in shot-put as well. She threw 5.77m which is a new PR for her as well as earning silver in the U20 division. Congratulations Curran on her silver and to both Blazers for competing so well on the international stage.
The second day of events, Bryan raced in the 200m in the U20 division with a result of 45.36 seconds cutting his time from NJDC which was 50.27 seconds. Bryan also threw the discus a distance of 10.69m, eclipsing his NJDC mark of 9.94m.
Day 3 is upon us. Good luck to Bryan and Curran as well as all of TEAM USA in the remaining events.
To follow Bryan and Curran at Worlds please go to http://www.iwasjr2013.com/.