2023

BIG PEACH SLAM JAM

Celebrating 25 Years of Adaptive Athletes

About BlazeSports

BlazeSports America is the legacy of the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games. Our mission is to change the lives of youth and veterans with disabilities through adaptive sports and recreation.

We serve youth, veterans and active military with disabilities including spina bifida, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, dwarfism, amputations, and visual impairments, as well as veterans with PTSD and PTS.

Our programs provide our community with the opportunity to increase physical activity, create new friendships, develop new skills, increase independence and experience success in school and employment.

Featured Events

2023 BIG PEACH SLAM JAM

February 4-5, 2023

BlazeSports America is excited to host the 6th annual 2023 Big Peach Slam Jam Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Sanctioned by the NWBA, it’s the largest tournament of its kind in the Southeast. Open to both NWBA registered Varsity and Prep teams. Register today to compete against some of the top wheelchair basketball teams in the country.  

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 Lady Ballers

Women’s  Wheelchair Basketball Team

BlazeSports Lady Ballers Wheelchair Basketball team. This team is unique, as we are creating the first adaptive women’s team in Georgia that enables girls and women with physical disabilities to participate in a team envirnmoent

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Youth Sports

Participate or get involved in one of our many sport and recreation programs for kids and teens with physical disabilities.

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Basketball

Saturdays, 9am – 1:30pm

The BlazeSports Wheelchair Basketball program offers both competitive and recreational experiences for athletes 6 – 18 years old who have a physical disability.

Swim

Returning Spring 2023

30-minute time slots per swimmer

BlazeSports Swim is for youth ages 4 – 22 years old with physical disabilities. 

Veteran Sports

We’re passionate that sports and recreation are integral to the community reintegration process, post-injury or post-traumatic event.

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Archery

Panola State Park
Tuesdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Open to all skill levels, the archery program gives veterans the opportunity to adapt military skills to a recreational setting.

Cycling

Silver Comet Trail – Floyd Road Trailhead
Mondays, 11:00am – 12:00pm 

Enjoy a beautiful ride on the Silver Comet Trail or through Panola State Park.   

Get Involved

Learn how to become a partner, volunteer or donate to support BlazeSports.

Get Your Gear

Check out the new BlazeSports Apparel Store. BlazeSports receives a percentage from all purchases that go to support our programs.

Join Our Programs

Contact us to learn how to become a Blaze athlete, partner or volunteer. 

Donate

BlazeSports America is only able to operate because of people like you who believe in the power of adaptive sports for youth and veterans with physical disabilities. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to BlazeSports today.

Donate

BlazeSports in the News

Here’s the latest from BlazeSports and our amazing athletes.

Alumni Spotlight: Colin Lancaster

BlazeSports Alumnus, Collin Lancaster was first introduced to adaptive sports in 2010. Twelve years later, his determination and excellence in wheelchair basketball named him as one of only 12...

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