BlazeSports America Partners with the Jewish Community Center Association of North America

Creating More Opportunities for Kids with Disabilities to be Physically Active
NORCROSS, Ga. - Aug. 13, 2018 - PRLog -- BlazeSports AmericaTM, a leader in the field of training and education for adaptive sports and recreation since 2003 and two-time recipient of the United States Olympic Committee's "Rings of Gold" award for program development, is excited to announce a partnership with JCC Association of North America to increase the capacity JCC program staff on inclusion of people with disabilities in adaptive sport and physical activity.  BlazeSports America and JCC Association are both members of the U.S. Olympic Committee's Multi-Sport Organizational Council.

Cynthia Frisina, executive director of BlazeSports America said, "We are very excited about this partnership with such a great organization as JCC Association and helping to increase adaptive sport and physical opportunities in the community for Jewish Community Centers' constituents with disabilities."

Through this partnership, Jewish Community Center program staff throughout the United States and Canada will have access to the BlazeSports Certified Adaptive Recreation and Sports Specialist Certification (CARSS™) online course at a special discounted rate. The CARSSTM credential demonstrates to employers and organizations leadership and knowledge in adaptive sports and recreation program development.

"Inclusion and wellness are the cornerstone values of Jewish Community Centers. Our partnership with BlazeSports aligns with these values. JCC Association's partnership with BlazeSports America will enable JCCs to use CARSS to build the capacity of their program staff throughout the United States and Canada," said Steven Becker, vice president of Health & Wellness Services and Director of Corporate Partnerships for JCC Association.

For more information on the CARSS Certification, please visit http://www.blazesports.org/what-we-do/training-and-education/certified-adaptive-recreation-and-sports-specialist/.

For more information or to discuss possible partnership opportunities, contact:

Ashley Fallaize, MS, CARSS II, CIFT, AAI

Manager of Training & Education, BlazeSports America

E-mail: afallaize@blazesports.org | Direct: 404-270-2029

About BlazeSports America www.blazesports.org

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, Paralympic Sport Club – Gold Level and the USA Member Organization of the Cerebral Palsy International Sport and Recreation Association (CPISRA).

About Jewish Community Centers Association of North America

JCC Association of North America strengthens and leads JCCs, YM-YWHAs and camps throughout North America. As the convening organization, JCC Association partners with JCCs to bring together the collective power and knowledge of the JCC Movement. JCC Association offers services and resources to increase the effectiveness of JCCs as they provide community engagement and educational, cultural, social, recreational, and Jewish identity-building programs to enhance Jewish life throughout North America. By supporting the 25,000 Jewish communal professionals who connect with two million JCC participants each year, JCC Association encourages engaged lives of purpose and meaning. Learn more at jcca.org, on Facebook and on Twitter at @JCCAssociation.

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Tags:BlazeSports America, Adaptive Sports, Disabilities, Training And Education, Paralympic Sports, Jewish Community, Adaptive Recreation
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Location:Norcross - Georgia - United States
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