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.
4th Annual Moving Mountains Hike
August 17-24, 2022
Lisa Simmons, BlazeSports Board Member and president of Beacon Management Services will travel to the Alps in Switzerland, Italy and France for her 4th Annual “Moving Mountains” hike to benefit the BlazeSports programs. 100 percent of the money raised will go to BlazeSports.
Hosted by Georgia Southern and BlazeSports
September 10th, 2022
BlazeSports and Georgia Southern University will host a Blaze Day community event in Savannah, Georgia. You will have the opportunity to discover a variety of adapted sports such as wheelchair basketball, lacrosse, tennis, archery, climbing, and much more.
Triumph of the Human Spirit
October 19th, 2022
Triumph of the Human Spirit Awards Gala. These awards pay tribute to individuals, groups, and organizations who have demonstrated qualities beyond athletic achievements, such as leadership, positive attitude, and those who truly epitomize the Triumph of the Human Spirit. Award categories include Youth Athlete of the Year, Veteran Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year, Outstanding Young Graduates, Volunteer of the Year.
Participate or get involved in one of our many sport and recreation programs for kids and teens with physical disabilities.
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.
Saturdays, 1:30 – 4:00pm
BlazeSports Swim is for youth ages 6 – 22 years old with physical disabilities.
We’re passionate that sports and recreation are integral to the community reintegration process, post-injury or post-traumatic event.
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 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.
ATLANTA (11Alive) — The Big Peach Slam Jam is back for the 6th annual tournament! BlazeSports America is excited to host the 2022 Big Peach Slam Jam Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Presented by...