Big Peach Slam Jam 2024

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

Big Peach Slam Jam

February 3rd-4th, 2024

BlazeSports is excited to host the 8th annual 2024 Big Peach Slam Jam Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Presented by the Atlanta Hawks and sanctioned by the WNBA, it is one of the largest tournaments of its kind in the country. This invitational hosts more than 30 of the best teams from 15 different states across the Varsity, Prep, and Women’s divisions. The Big Peach Slam Jam is a weekend guaranteed of great competition, hardworking athletes, and fun.

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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.

young boy in wheelchair going down the basketball court


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.


Returning Spring 2024

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.

Female veteran shoots bow at 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.


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. 


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.


BlazeSports in the News

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

Alumni Spotlight: Maggie Frederick

Maggie Frederick, a BlazeSports Alumnus, was born with spina bifida. From a young age, Maggie’s passion for athletics was clear, eventually leading her to BlazeSports once she was introduced to the...

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