In the News

February 5, 2018, Atlanta  BlazeSports Supports Young Athletes  Segment highlighting the BlazeSports Big Peach Slam Jam Wheelchair Basketball Tournament and our wonderful coaches and athletes!  (WSB-TV)

January, 17, 2018, Colorado  Two U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalists Headline 2018 U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball National Team After a three-day camp in Colorado Springs, CO, the final roster for the U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball National Team has been announced and two BlazeSports America Jr. Hawks made the team – Jordan Kozloski and Bailey Moody. (

January 17, 2018, Atlanta – BlazeSports America Hosts 2nd Annual Big Peach Slam Jam BlazeSports America will host its 2nd Annual Big Peach Slam Jam wheelchair basketball tournament on Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28, hosting athletes from across the country and all youth ages.  (PR Log)

December 6, 2017, MEXICO CITY – McClain Hermes’ American Record Highlights Night Four of Para Worlds  McClain Hermes (Dacula, Georgia) claimed two individual medals, winning gold (S11 400-meter freestyle) and bronze (S11 50 free) to collect her third and fourth medals of the world championships. (Swimming World Magazine)

December 5, 2017, Kampala –  Uganda: Emong to Children – Fear God, Stay Focused  2017 World Para-Athletics gold medalist David Emong was the centre of attraction at the inclusive sports gala courtesy of Blaze Sports International and the Uganda Paralympics Committee (UPC). (

December 4, 2017, Lugogo  David Emong’s para-olympic success spurs interest in youth talent After David Emong’s success at the Paralympic Games in Brazil last year, America-based body BlazeSports International have spent one week in the country (successguru)

December 2, 2017 MEXICO CITY – U.S. Opens World Para Swimming Championships With Nine Medals  Team USA opened the World Para Swimming Championships in dominant fashion on Saturday, winning nine medals at the Francisco Marquez Olympic Swimming Pool to secure the top spot on the overall medal leaderboard. (US Paralympics)

November 30, 2017  Junior Division November Rankings The Junior Division Ranking Committee has announced the 2017-18 Season’s first Top 40 Varsity & Top 20 Prep Rankings. The BlazeSports Jr. Varsity team grabs the #2 spot in the nation and the Prep team at #10. (Junior Division Ranking Committee)

November 28, 2017 BlazeSports America uses sports to change the lives of veterans and others who deal with disabilities.   HLN’s Hines Ward teams up with BlazeSports America to see how the organization uses sports to help veterans and those with disabilities lead active lives. (CNN, The Morning Show with Robin Meade)

November 17, 2017  Education Crucial for Cerebral Palsy   The goal of Blazing New Trails, a program of BlazeSports America, is to educate people with CP and their families about updates in management, physical therapies and adaptive technologies that could help children with CP and lower limb spasticity. (Atlanta Jewish Times)

November 13, 2017 BlazeSports America Expands Adaptive Sports Training & Education Program & Certification The BlazeSports Institute ™ is now offering a wide array of relevant and practical adaptive sports and recreation training and education resources and tools for developing and implementing successful adaptive sports programs. (PR Log) 

November 10, 2017 Centennial H.S. All-American is blazing a trail to the top Cathryn is an All-American in track and field, but it’s the message she is sending that stands out among her accomplishments. (

October 16, 2017 U.S. Paralympics Announces 2017 Track and Field High School All-Americans Four (4) of our high school track and field athletes have been named as 2017 U.S. Paralympic Track and Field All-Americans! (

October 10, 2017 Friends ‘just keep swimming’ despite blindness and bone cancer  14-year-old Grace Bunke and McClain Hermes are best friends who met during a swim practice for BlazeSports and whose relationship epitomizes true friendship. (ABC News)

October 9, 2017 U.S. Olympic Committee Announces Host, Keynote Speaker And Award Winners For 2017 U.S. Olympic And Paralympic Assembly (Team USA)

September 27, 2017, San Antonio TX  VETERANS DEFY DISABILITIES IN VALOR GAMES Events like rowing, weightlifting and shooting have brought athletes to San Antonio this week from across the country for the Valor Games and BlazeSports own Veterans Coordinator is featured in a short segment. (Spectrum News)

September 26, 2017  TEEN MAKES BRAVE DECISION TO LIVE LIFE FULLY, DESPITE THE CANCER STEALING HER TIME BlazeSports swimmer, Grace Bunke, is featured in this inspiring 11Alive interview. (

September 11, 2017 USA SWIMMING RECOGNIZES 1,100 SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICA PICKS USA Swimming recognizes more than 1,100 prep swimmers, who excel in the classroom and in the pool, as 2016-17 Scholastic All-America selections including BlazeSports’ McClain Hermes. (

August 28, 2017 ATLANTA Cynthia Frisina: FACES of Atlanta We’ve introduced you to a few trailblazers in our FACES family and Cynthia Frisina is here to join the group! (

August 10, 2017, ATLANTA On A Roll Perimeter College Rec Specialist and wheelchair basketball coach Eric Johnson recently led the Atlanta Junior Hawks to the National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s title game. (

June 26, 2017 ATLANTA New Hawks community basketball courts at Center of Hope at Coan Park In 2014, the Center of Hope at Coan Park was awarded the Phoenix Award by Blaze Sports America, now known as the BlazeSports Triumph of the Human Spirit Award. (AJC)

May 31, 2017 Cynthia Frisina She’s giving children with disabilities the chance to play sports (Atlanta Magazine)

May 22, 2017 Bicyclists ride coast to coast for special mission David Bergman and Michael Higgins are cycling coast-to-coast to support local nonprofit organization, BlazeSports America.(WSB-TV)

May 15, 2017 ‘Blaze Brothers’ to bike cross country for athletes with disabilities David Bergman and Michael Higgins have been friends for many years and have completed multiple ironman triathlons, marathons and other long-distance cycling adventures. Now, The “Blaze Brothers” are planning their next endeavor — a bicycle trip across America, from coast-to-coast, to support local nonprofit organization, BlazeSports America.(Atlanta News Journal)

May 5, 2017, KENNESAW SUPER SENIORS: North Cobb senior jumps through hoops, challenges North Cobb High School graduating senior Josh Joines lives by a saying: “You can win at anything.” (Marietta Daily Journal)

May 3, 2017 Cross-country cycling for a cause Local teacher and pediatrician plan 38-day journey to support disabled children and military vets (North Fulton Herald)

April 4, 2017 Wheelchair Basketball Tournament held in Louisville BlazeSports America and teams traveled from across the country to compete for the National Championships at the Kentucky Exposition Center.(WLKY TV)

March 21, 2017, Blazing New Trails™: Updates in the Care of Children with Cerebral Palsy, New Educational Program to Support Families of Children With Cerebral Palsy, Launched by “Reaching for the Stars. A Foundation of Hope for Children with Cerebral Palsy(Business Wire PR)

February 12, 2017, RALEIGH  At wheelchair basketball tourney, fierce game faces can’t hide the exuberance of play The clank of wheelchairs colliding and sound of basketballs springing off the Carmichael Gymnasium floor echoed throughout the N.C. State University recreation center over the weekend. (News & Observer)

January 23, 2017, UGANDA Uganda Paralympic Committee boss hails BlazeSports Uganda Paralympic Committee (UPC) president Mpindi Bumali has applauded BlazeSports International, an organisation with support from USAID for initiating a program to change lives of disabled children in the country. (New Vision)

January 20, 2017, Kampala, Uganda US Ambassador to Uganda launches USAID’s Sports for Youth with Disabilities with BlazeSports U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac will officially launch USAID’s Sports for Youth with Disabilities Initiative during an Adaptive Sports Summit on January 20, 2017 in Kampala. (PRLog)

January 16, 2017, Marietta GA North Cobb’s Joines makes Team USA North Cobb’s Joshua Joines has earned a spot on Team USA’s Men’s U23 National Wheelchair basketball team. (Marietta Daily News)

Nov 6, 2016 1st Annual BlazeSports Big Peach Slam Jam Top Prep Wheelchair Basketball Teams Face Off (Fox5AtlantaTV)

September 23, 2016 Nonprofit awarded by Olympics to host sports event in Brookhaven

September 21, 2016, BlazeSports America Awarded 2016 Rings of Gold Program Award! US Olympic Committee Announces 2016 Award Winners

August 15, 2016, Legacy lives on from when Atlanta hosted the Paralympic Games 20 years ago, Saporta Report

July 24, 2016, Legally blind swimmer races her way to Paralympics in Rio, FOX 5

July 4, 2016, Dacula boy competes in wheelchair division of Peachtree Road Race FOX 5 

July 3, 2016, 2016 U.S. Paralympic Swim Team Roster announced after successful Trials in CharlotteTeam USA

June 14, 2016, Iraq Veteran who lost both legs finds rehabilitation and reason to live in sports  The Baltimore Sun

May 17, 2016,  Amazing Grace: A story of Faith and Tough Choices 11 Alive Atlanta

May 14, 2016, US Paralympics and BlazeSports organise “Gateway to Gold Experience” recruiting event Inside the Games

May 13, 2016, Search for future Paralympians to take place at free event in Atlanta Atlanta Journal Constitution 

April 27, 2016, US Olympic Hopefuls Start Their Gateway to Gold in Atlanta on May 21 PR Log

April 5, 2016, BCA’s Lancaster turns in excellent times as school’s only wheelchair athlete Barrow County News

March 23, 2016, Atlanta Adaptive Sports Organizations Announce Collaboration – BlazeSports and AAASP Metro Atlanta CEO

March 1, 2016, Harlem Globetrotters Celebrate 90 Years with Four Area Games Fox 5 Atlanta

January 8, 2016, Hawks Employees Challenge Jr. Hawks BlazeSports Wheelchair Team, NBA- Atlanta Hawks

December 10, 2015, Santa Speedo Run Benefiting BlazeSports Americas CBS46 – Atlanta Plugged In

November 23rd, 2015, 2015 Triumph of the Human Spirit Awards Keynote Speeches Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters via YouTube

November 23rd, 2015, Faces and places [featuring Phil Martin, 2015 Triumph of the Human Spirit Awards recipient] Macon Telegraph

November 15th, 2015, Fayette athletes honored by BlazeSports Fayette Citizen 

November 13th, 2015, Local men honored with Triumph of the Human Spirit Awards honors Henry Daily Herald

November 5th, 2015, Michael Kutcher Shares Inspiring Story on Good Day Fox 5 News

November 5th, 2015, Gwinnett residents among athletes recognized for overcoming physical impairments Gwinnett Daily Post

October 7th, 2015, BlazeSports America honors inspiring Georgia athletes Sandy Springs Neighbor News

October 2nd, 2015, Girls with Bows Archery Program featured live. CBS46 “Atlanta Plugged In”

September 21st, 2015, Boots to Birdies: BlazeSports America’s adaptive golf program for vets

September 15th, 2015 Coverage form the Veteran Soccer Camp Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters (BlazeSports begins at minute 15:)

August 31st, 2015 Soccer Camp Serves Men And Women Who Served Our Country Fox 5 News

August 27th, 2015, Around Atlanta Catches Up With BlazeSports Atlanta Real Estate Forum

August 7th, 2015, BlazeSports America brings Girls with Bows program to Gwinnett Gwinnett Daily Post

August 4th, 2015, How to Change Lives in a Speedo PRLog

July 5th, 2015,  Cynthia named new Executive Director Patch Roswell

July 5th, 2015,  Changing Lives In A Speedo Gwinnett Citizen

July 1st, 2015,  Cynthia Frisina named new Executive Director Appen Media Group

June 22nd, 2015, Cynthia Frisina as Executive DirectorAtlanta Business Chronicle People on the Move

June 20th, 2015, BlazeSports America Hosts Official Olympic Day Track & Field Meet PRLog

June 18th, 2015, Cynthia Frisina named new Executive Director Atlanta Daybook

June 15th, 2015, Listen to Nate Watson Wounded Vet – BlazeSports Adaptive Sports Specialist Talking with Heroes

May 6th, 2015, Veterans Soccer Camp WSB-TV

April 27th, 2015, BlazeSports Prep Team win National Championships WSB-TV

March 18th, 2015, BlazeSports Basketball on Wheels WSB-TV

August 26th, 2014, BlazeSports Veterans Program WSB-TV