Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February Charity of the Month: BlazeSports America

Charity of the Month is the way Team Tizzel is helping to support some very worthy organizations. As part of this program, we dedicate a post to a charity that we will sponsor through the month by donating Holly's training run money.

December and January: For the last two months we sponsored Heifer International to help others get supplies they need to start their own small farm business. We will be donating $250 plus a matching gift to Heifer by picking out some animals through their online catalog. You can still donate by following this link.

February's Charity:

BlazeSports America


BlazeSports America formed in Atlanta after the 1996 Olympics and Paralympics held in that city. In a sentence or two: BlazeSports prepares disabled youth and veterans for an independent and successful life through Paralympic and other adaptive sports. BlazeSports lends its help to make community-based adaptive sports programs a reality for many.

This organization made our radar because of our friend, and Team AllEars teammate, Alex. He has two boys in BlazeSports programs. For the last two years we've seen photos of his boys winning basketball tournaments, skiing, playing baseball. We've met all three of Alex's sons and they are some of the most genuine, confident, and outgoing individuals we have come across in a long time.

Recently Alex had this to say on Facebook: "For the record: 2 of my 3 boys have spina bifida. Yet they're high academic performers in gifted/AP classes, they're both athletes who love to compete in many sports, and they have sky-high self confidence that makes them believe they can do anything! This is due in part to our years of involvement with BlazeSports America and the many people, both on the court and in the office, who pour themselves into my boys and others. My wife and I are fond of those who care for our boys. For all those who have invested in our boys in the past, and presently, I am indebted to you, and am committed to you. THANK YOU!"

Team wins at the NWBA North Carolina Winter Classic regional tournament during November of 2014. Samuel (left) plays on the Atlanta Jr. Wheelchair Hawks - Varsity team. Zachary (right) plays on the Prep team. Both teams won their divisions.
You can help BlazeSports America bring the dream of competitive sports to others by using the button below to go to their online donation page.

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