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BlazeSports America Hosts 2nd Annual Peachtree Paragames

By The Associated Press

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 21, 2022--

, a nonprofit organization founded after the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games and a leader in the field of adaptive sports and recreation, is hosting their second annual Peachtree Paragames event on June 25 and 26. The Paragames is a multi-sport event that provides the continuation of competition for the developmental to elite Paralympic athlete. The competition will include archery, track and field and swimming events and take place in the heart of Atlanta.

“After an extremely successful first event, we are thrilled to host a second BlazeSports America Peachtree Paragames,” states Dawn Churi, Executive Director of BlazeSports. “The Paragames’ goal is to provide a competitive outlet for our athletes, while also providing an opportunity for potential new athletes to see first-hand the impact of adaptive sports. We are excited to continue this event in its second year and look forward to expanding Blaze’s impact in the community.”

This multisport event was created as a tribute to the first Paralympic Games held in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1996 Olympics. Its purpose is to not only showcase and celebrate Paralympians but also to educate and encourage both youth and veteran athletes of all skill levels to join the BlazeSports America family.

The Peachtree Paragames will kick off with archery and track on Saturday, June 25 and will continue with field events and the Toddler Games that afternoon. On Sunday, June 26, the swimming competitions will be held. Both days will include free clinics that focus on a variety of adaptive sports such as rowing, sitting volleyball, wheelchair tennis, and pickleball for all participants and those new to the world of adaptive sports. There will also be the BlazeTots Play Day held on Saturday, June 25, for children ages two through five.

For more information or to register for the Peachtree Paragames please visit .

BlazeSports America is the direct legacy 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games serving children, youth, and Veterans with disabilities through programs, training and education initiatives. Based in Atlanta and a two-time winner of the US Olympic Committee’s Rings of Gold for impactful programs, BlazeSports is a member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee - Multi-Sport Organizational Council, and the USA Member Organization of the Cerebral Palsy International Sport and Recreation Association (CPISRA). BlazeSports America will celebrate its 25 th anniversary in 2021. For more information visit and follow us on Facebook/Twitter @blazesports, Instagram: @blazesportsamerica.

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KEYWORD: GEORGIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DEFENSE SPORTS CONSUMER OTHER SPORTS CHILDREN VETERANS

SOURCE: BlazeSports America

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PUB: 06/21/2022 09:40 AM/DISC: 06/21/2022 09:41 AM

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