BlazeSports America Institute for Adaptive Sports and Recreation Announces Advisory Committee Launch

Adaptive Sports Training and Education Capacity Building National Initiative
ATLANTA - May 15, 2018 - PRLog -- BlazeSports AmericaTM, a leader in the field of training and education for adaptive sports and recreation since 2003, is pleased to announce the launch of its Advisory Committee for the BlazeSports Institute of Adaptive Sports and Recreation. The Advisory Committee advises and contributes to the development and strategic direction of the BlazeSports Institute of Adaptive Sport and Recreation. The Committee provides expert guidance on the latest trends, standards and best practices in the field of adaptive sport and physical activity.

The Advisory Committee is composed of BlazeSports staff and experts in the field of adaptive sports and physical activity, adapted physical education, therapeutic recreation, veteran services, coaching and related fields. The unique perspective of the academician, practitioner, coach, advocate and athlete is represented on BlazeSports Advisory Committee.

"BlazeSports America is thrilled to have experts from a variety of disciplines including adaptive sports, recreation and physical activity, academia, coaching, advocacy and athlete development join our Institute Advisory Committee. This collaborative group of experts will provide strategic input and guidance in order to build the capacity of community-based practitioners to serve people with disabilities," said Cynthia Frisina, Executive Director of BlazeSports America.

BlazeSports Advisory Committee is comprised of the following leaders in the field:

Dr. Robert Arnhold, PhD, Professor, Coordinator of the Adapted Physical Activity Program and Director of the Center on Disability and Health at Slippery Rock University

Jessica (Galli) Cloy, MS, Four-time Track & Field Paralympian; BlazeSports Track & Field Coach; Executive Board Member of Adaptive Track and Field USA; Junior Committee Chairperson for Adaptive Sports USA; Paralympic Advisory Committee member with the United States Olympic Committee

Dr. Gavin Colquitt, EdD, CAPE, CDCS, Associate Professor, School of Health and Kinesiology, Georgia Southern University; Chair of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Adapted Sports and Recreation Committee

Jill Gravink, MS, CTRS/L, Founder and Executive Director of Northeast Passage; Clinical Professor at University of New Hampshire

John O'Sullivan, CEO & Founder of Changing the Game Project; Best-selling author; Certified Coach; Motivational Speaker

John Register, Associate Director of Community and Military Programs, United States Olympic Committee; Founder of U.S. Olympic Committee's Paralympic Military Sport Program; Paralympian; US Army Veteran; Inspirational Speaker

Dr. Deborah Shapiro, PhD, Professor, Kinesiology and Health, Georgia State University; Board Member  of the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs; Board Member of member of the Georgia Blind Sports Association

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BlazeSports AmericaTM is the direct legacy nonprofit organization of the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games. For more than 20 years, BlazeSports AmericaTM 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.

Based in Atlanta, BlazeSports AmericaTM embraces the mission of changing the lives of children and adults with physical disabilities through adaptive sport and recreation. 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 adaptive sports leadership to an increasingly international constituency.

BlazeSports AmericaTM is a member of the United States Olympic Committee - Multi-Sport Organizational Council, the USA Member Organization of the Cerebral Palsy International Sport and Recreation Association (CPISRA) and a Paralympic Sport Club- Gold Level.

Ashley Fallaize, MS, CARSS II, CIFT, AAI
Manager of Training & Education

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