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American Bladerunner To Star in NBA Celebrity Basketball Game 2015 Madison Square Garden
Blake Leeper aka www.AMERICANBLADERUNNER.com is making yet another historic appearance conquering his 4th major national sport, as he will be one of the major celebrities in the upcoming national televised celebrity NBA game at Madison Square Garden.
By: Vanilla Fire
Blake Leeper, AKA, WWW.AMERICANBLADERUNNER.COM is making yet another historic appearance conquering his 4th major national sport, as he will be one of the major celebrities in the upcoming national televised celebrity NBA game at Madison Square Garden, Feb 13th, 2015!
Hand picked by new NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver, this will be Blake's 8th appearances at a major sporting event in 2 years. Mr. Leeper ran across the field at 26 miles an hour, flag in hand for NFLs, Tennessee Titans, the St Louis Rams and the Oakland Raiders in 2013-14 ,absolutely wowing the packed stadiums.
Blake also took the pitchers mound for MLBs Dodgers, As and Padres, firing off 3 strikes consecutively, for each franchise! Mr. Leeper was not quite done as he hosted the Daytona and Bristol Nascar event, being the first double amputee to fly the green flag to start the race.
"Being included in the NBAs celebrity all star game is a high honor" says Leeper, and would like to extend a big round of applause for Adam Silver. "I met Adam at the Sports Congress in 2014, and "he gets it"." He understands that there are 54,000,000 disabled Americans, and I am fortunate to have a voice for these people" "We just want to be treated equal says Leeper" who was born with a congenital birth defect, and has been wearing prosthetics since he was 9 months old.
"When people meet me, and people like me, there reaction tends to be that of pity and standoffishness"
Leeper is the first double amputee American in the history of american sport, to attempt to be the first double amputee in the primary Olympics, 2016, RIO. He won silver and bronze in the 2012 Paralympic games, tieing the world record at 10.91 for the 100m.That time is a second off the world record time of 9.65, by Usain Bolt. "Not so shabby" says Leeper, "considering I do not have any legs"!!
Blake has been featured on Arsenio Hall, Queen Latifah, Good Morning American, NY TIMES, Fox and Friends, and is talking to the producers of Ellen,Meredith,Jimmy Fallon and Steve Harvey for 2015. Blake is also pitching his book and film story called, "Leep of Faith". The Americanbladerunner story.
"The more people that can here my story ,and see what I am able to accomplish, the more others with realize that anything and everything is possible." 'The doctors told me I would NEVER walk, and now I am running for my country full time, and I am going to be playing in the NBA celebrity game next month. "Challenge yourself" say Leeper with a BILLION DOLLAR WATT smile that comes from somewhere deep inside him.."You will be surprised on what you can accomplish"
Blake Leeper is currently a US Paralympian living and training at the Olympic Training Canter in Chula Vista, California. He is managed by Vanilla Fire Productions, and can be reached at310 806 5833 (tel:310%20806%
Steven C. Barber