Triumph of the Human Spirit

2022 Awards Gala

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

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 GraduatesVolunteer of the Year.

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National ParaSport Conference

October 25-28, 2022

BlazeSports is excited to announce the 2022 National ParaSport Conference in Atlanta, GA. This conference will consist of intensive courses for participants to obtain our nationally recognized certifications in adaptive sports. The certifications offered include CARSS Level 2 (Certified Adaptive Recreation Sport Specialist), CASC Certified Adaptive Sport Coaching, CARC Certified Adaptive Rowing Coach and CASI Certified Adaptive Swim Instructor. The courses will have virtual and in person options for attendance. 

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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

Saturdays, 1:30 – 4:00pm

30 minute time slots per swimmer

BlazeSports Swim is for youth ages 6 – 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.

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BlazeSports in the News

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

The Big Peach Slam Jam 2022

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...

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