BlazeSports America Hosts 2nd Annual Big Peach Slam Jam

Wheelchair basketball invitational tournament to take place at LakePoint Sporting Community, Saturday 1/28 - Sunday 1/29!
 
 
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ATLANTA - Jan. 17, 2018 - PRLog -- BlazeSports America will host its 2nd Annual Big Peach Slam Jam wheelchair basketball tournament on Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28, hosting athletes from across the country and all youth ages. The event will be held at LakePoint Sporting Community Champion Center in Emerson, Ga, including a bracket-style, all-day competition with Prep and Varsity teams.

More than 160 youth wheelchair basketball athletes, from sixteen different teams representing eleven different states will be competing. Athletes range in age from six to nineteen years old. The BlazeSports Big Peach Slam Jam tournament is sanctioned by the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, (NWBA) and will include seven of the top twelve NWBA nationally ranked Varsity teams and two of the top five nationally ranked Prep teams.

"We're extremely excited to host our 2nd Annual BlazeSports Big Peach Slam Jam at the beautiful LakePoint facility, and provide an incredible weekend of competitive sport with some of the top youth wheelchair basketball athletes in the United States," said BlazeSports America Executive Director Cynthia Frisina. "BlazeSports America proudly hosts annual competitions like this one, and other adaptive sports programs throughout the year giving athletes with physical disabilities the opportunity to be part of a team and compete like their able-bodied peers. We're thrilled to host this tournament for the second year in a row based on growing demand for adaptive sport competitions like these."

The BlazeSports Big Peach Slam Jam kicks-off on Saturday, January 27 at 8:30am with the first round of Varsity games followed by Prep games at 9am.  The tournament resumes on Sunday, January 28 at 8am and is expected to continue into the early afternoon with the championship game. The BlazeSports Big Peach Slam Jam is free to the public. For more information, please visit www.blazesports.org.


About BlazeSports America | www.blazesports.org

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, BlazeSports America is the direct legacy nonprofit organization of the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games with the mission of changing the lives of people with physical disabilities through sports and recreation. For more than 20 years, BlazeSports America has been building a Paralympic and adaptive and recreation sport pipeline throughout the country, serving more than a quarter of a million children, Veterans, athletes and service providers with physical disabilities through our programs, training and education initiatives and network.

BlazeSports America is a member of the United States Olympic Committee - Multi-Sport Organizational Council, as well as the only Paralympic Sport Club in Georgia. BlazeSports America is also the USA Member Organization of the Cerebral Palsy International Sport and Recreation Association (CPISRA).

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