On Friday, February 12, BlazeSports America will be hosting their 10th Annual National Disability Sports Conference Banquet in honor of Randy Snow. Tributes to Randy will be announced by BlazeSports and Sunrise Medical at the event.
Blaze Sports, Atlanta, has created a Leadership Academy curriculum in honor of Randy Snow. The BlazeSports Leadership Academy, which occurs annually, will use the S-Now leadership curriculum developed with Randy’s philosophy in mind to empower young people with disabilities and carry on Randy’s legacy and impact on young people.
Sunrise Medical, Longmont, Colo, will be partnering with BlazeSports America each year to donate a Match-Point wheelchair in Randy’s name to a young up-and-coming athlete who needs a sports chair. Snow’s family has also decided that his organization, NOXQ’s will be turned into a foundation. Sunrise Medical will be donating a portion of each Match-Point sold to the foundation for the lifetime of the chair.
“Randy was a large part of the Quickie and Sunrise culture and we are proud to be able to honor him and continue his dream of helping others with disabilities realize their potential on and off the court,” said Rachel Kline, head of the Ambassador program for Sunrise.
When hearing of Randy’s passing, Sunrise Medical teamed up with multiple companies within the industry and created the Randy Snow: With Gratitude and in Celebration of Life Facebook page. Sunrise Medical will continue to update this page with news of Randy’s developing organization and ask that everyone continue to share their personal stories and celebrate Randy’s life.
Sunrise Medical designs and manufactures medical products that address the recovery and rehabilitation mobility and seating needs of patients in institutional and home care settings. Its products are distributed in more than 100 countries around the world.
BlazeSports America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the direct legacy of the 1996 Summer Paralympic Games in Atlanta, whose mission is to advance the lives of children and adults with physical disability through sport, healthy lifestyles, and the prevention of chronic health conditions. It served more 42,000 youth and adults with physical disabilities in 2009 through its network of clubs nationally, and delivers sport, recreation, and physical activity programs in schools, local parks departments, and hospitals. Its programs enhance health, physical activity, social and interpersonal skills, and offer leadership training for young people with disabilities.
[Source: Sunrise Medical]