BlazeSports & Gwinnett Sports Commission Partner for Fourth-Annual Big Peach Slam Jam Tournament

Largest Southeast wheelchair basketball tournament features hundreds of youth athletes
 
 
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ATLANTA - Jan. 23, 2020 - PRLog -- BlazeSports America, in partnership with Gwinnett Sports Commission (GSC), will host its fourth annual Big Peach Slam Jam wheelchair basketball tournament presented by the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26, welcoming athletes from across the country and across all youth ages. The public is invited to attend this event, which takes place at Suwanee Sports Academy (3640 Burnette Rd., Suwanee, Georgia 30024) and includes a bracket-style, all-day competition with Prep and Varsity teams.

"This tournament is very special to our organization because not only does it bring a variety of people to Gwinnett, but it also is an opportunity to promote diversity in sports," said Monte Ortel, Gwinnett Sports Commission executive director. "We are looking forward to the event and encourage people from across Metro Atlanta to come out and show their support for these incredibly talented athletes."

More than 230 youth wheelchair basketball athletes, ages 6-18, from 22 teams representing 13 states will compete. The BlazeSports Big Peach Slam Jam tournament is sanctioned by the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA), and it is the largest tournament of its kind in the Southeast.

"As a Norcross-based organization, we are proud to host our largest community event in our own backyard – Gwinnett County," said Mara Galic, BlazeSports America interim executive director. "The  Gwinnett Sports Commission (http://gwinnettsportscommission.com/) has been a great sponsor and partner during the past two years, contributing to the success of the Big Peach and supporting sports for athletes with and without disabilities. We look forward to welcoming all the out-of-state teams to the city of Suwanee." BlazeSports America provides adaptive sport programs throughout the year, giving athletes with physical disabilities the opportunity to be physically active and gain all of the benefits that sport provides on and off the field of play.

For more information about the event and game schedule, visit www.blazesports.org.

BlazeSports is grateful for the 2020 Big Peach Slam Jam partners and sponsors: Shepherd Center, Citi Financial, Hanger Foundation, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, YawMotion, Imlay Foundation, Georgia Beverage Association, Able Sport, ABC Medical, University of Georgia, US Tennis Association, Publix Supermarket Charities, and Aldi. Taco Mac Suwanee and Zoes Kitchen - Mall of Georgia and Duluth locations will generously donate lunches to all athletes and volunteers. Organizations interested in being a part of this great community event, should contact mgalic@blazesports.org to learn more about opportunities that meet organizational needs.

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