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BlazeSports America Partners with Georgia Southern University to Host Blaze in The Community Day in Savannah

Nonprofit Hosts Community Event with Free Clinics to Showcase Adaptive Sports Programs

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BlazeSports America, a nonprofit organization founded after the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games and a leader in the field of adaptive sports and recreation, announces its partnership with Georgia Southern to host the first-ever Blaze in the Community Day outside of metro Atlanta on Saturday, September 10. Blaze in the Community Day highlights the offerings of BlazeSports by providing free clinics to attendees. The event, which includes clinics in archery, track and field, basketball, goalball and cycling, will provide the opportunity for families in the southern part of Georgia as well as South Carolina to see the positive impact that BlazeSports can have on youth and veterans with physical disabilities.

“We are thrilled to be able to expand our Blaze in the Community Day events to the Savannah area and we are grateful to our partner, Georgia Southern University, who helped us make it happen,” states Dawn Churi, Executive Director of BlazeSports. “Our goal at BlazeSports is to offer adaptive sports to everyone in the Southeast and with our Blaze in the Community Days we are able to show people the benefit of our programs with hands-on clinics alongside our coaches and we are looking forward to seeing those in the Savannah area and beyond.”

BlazeSports offers a variety of sports for youths including wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, track and field and swimming. In addition to their youth sports, BlazeSports offers programs for veterans with physical disabilities including archery, bowling, cycling, yoga, rowing and more. BlazeSports also recently expanded its offering to help veterans who suffer from PTSD and PTS.

“The Center for Rehabilitation and Independent Living at Georgia Southern University is committed to empowering residents of Coastal Georgia through research and service and we are excited to host this event,” states Dr. Gavin Colquitt, Executive Director of the Center for Rehabilitation and Independent Living. “It is our hope that this clinic is the first step to the development of community-based sport and recreation programs for youth and veterans with physical disabilities.”

To learn more about the Blaze in the Community Day in Savannah, please visit www.blazesports.org or contact [email protected].

Media may request post-event photos by emailing [email protected].

About BlazeSports America

BlazeSports America is the direct legacy 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games serving children, youth, and Veterans with disabilities through programs, training and education initiatives. Based in Atlanta and a two-time winner of the US Olympic Committee’s Rings of Gold for impactful programs, BlazeSports is a member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee – Multi-Sport Organizational Council, and the USA Member Organization of the Cerebral Palsy International Sport and Recreation Association (CPISRA). BlazeSports America celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2021. For more information visit www.blazesports.org and follow us on Facebook/Twitter @blazesports, Instagram: @blazesportsamerica.

About Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers approximately 140 different degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through 10 colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia with expert faculty, the University is focused on public impact research and engaging learning opportunities through knowledge and know-how that prepare our students to take ownership of their lives, careers and communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

Contacts

Kate Laird

Trevelino/Keller

404.214.0722 x.125

[email protected]

Sarah Creveling

Georgia Southern

[email protected]

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