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BlazeSports America Hosts Official Olympic Day Track & Field Meet
"BlazeSports America is very excited to take part in Olympic Day and inspire kids with physical disabilities in the Atlanta metro area," said Cynthia Frisina, Executive Director of BlazeSports America. "As a United States Olympic Committee Multi-Sport Organization and the legacy organization of the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta, we are proud to support the Olympic Movement and encourage children of all abilities to lead healthy, active lives."
WHAT: The BlazeSports Classic Olympic Day Track & Field Meet is one of 700+ nationwide events celebrating the birth of the modern Olympic games. The event is also a WASUSA (Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports USA)-sanctioned, one-day track & field meet and a Paralympian Meet & Greet.
As a USOC Multi-Sport organization, BlazeSports America is the only Georgia adaptive sports organization marking the Olympic Day celebration in metro Atlanta. Around the world, the Olympic Day events, designed to engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic Movement, feature athlete appearances, family-friendly activities and interactive learning experiences.
More than 160 countries take part in the annual celebration, which was created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games. Olympic Day focuses on the Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. In the United States, Olympic Day events range from small gatherings to large, citywide events.
WHEN: June 20, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: Centennial High School, 9310 Scott Rd., Roswell, Georgia 30076
There will be one heat for each distance in ambulatory and wheelchair divisions.
About BlazeSports America
Based in Atlanta and celebrating 20 years in 2016, BlazeSports America’s mission is to change the lives of children and adults with physical disabilities through sport. In addition to its US efforts, BlazeSports America has served individuals and communities in 11 countries and partners with organizations around the world to provide a broad assortment of programs. The interdisciplinary approach includes sport and community programs, leadership programs, competitions, camps and clinics, professional continuing education and certification and sports diplomacy and social impact. BlazeSports America serves children and adults with adaptive sport programs as well as military veterans with physical disabilities.
BlazeSports America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is the legacy organization of the 1996 Paralympic Games held in Atlanta, Ga., offering programs and services that encourage lifelong health, build leadership skills, foster independence and inclusion, and promote an inclusive society. BlazeSports America is a member of United States Olympic Committee - Multi-Sport Organization and the USA Member Organization of Cerebral Palsy International Sport and Recreation Association. www.blazesports.org