BSAC Partners with Livingstone Academy

BSAC and Livingstone Academy have long been leaders for special needs education in Hillsborough County. Now, they join forces in a new partnership, filling a gap in much-needed services for special needs students and adults. Chuck Burgess (CEO of BSAC) and Chris Pello (CEO Livingstone Schools) met in Leadership Brandon through the Chamber of Commerce [...]

BSAC Blue Wave Swim Team Competes at AAU Jr. Olympics

Swimmers on the BSAC Blue Wave team recently traveled to Greensboro, NC to compete in the AAU Jr. Olympics. It is a multisport event with thousands of participants from across the United States. The Amateur Athletic Union was established in 1888 with the philosophy of “Sports for All, Forever”. The AAU Jr. Olympics took place [...]

BSAC In Full Upgrade Mode for Our Community!

BSAC has been extremely busy over the past couple of years upgrading our leadership team, updating and renovating our main campus and adding more and more features to drive our mission. Our goal is to continue to build on the positive momentum of the past several months and do even more in the weeks and [...]

7th Annual TRIDENT Talent Show – Broadway or Bust!

Team TRIDENT put on a fantastic performance in our 7th Annual Talent Show, Broadway or Bust! Students practiced for months leading up to the show, which was held on December 14th, 2018 in the BSAC gymnasium. Every year, students in TRIDENT have the opportunity to shine on stage, expressing their unique personalities and gifts. Parents [...]

BSAC Welcomes Specially Fit Exercise Program for Individuals with Special Needs

BSAC is pleased to welcome Specially Fit to campus, a program intended to help those with special needs stay physically active. Founder Marky Oliver graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, bringing experience as a CrossFit competitor and D1 college athlete. Marky’s journey with Specially Fit started when [...]

Learn to Swim – Earn a Free Papa John’s Pizza!

BSAC has long been a leader in the learn to swim/youth drowning prevention initiative in the Tampa Bay area. For the past 55 years, BSAC’s focus on making sure that every child in our area has the opportunity to learn to swim remains a priority. We also know that we cannot do it alone. Through [...]

Team Leaders of May

BSAC would like to congratulate Justin Stone and Rolland Miller for being chosen as May’s Team Leaders of the Month! We are impressed not only by their phenomenal work performance, but also by the joy they bring into the lives of others on a regular basis. Team members are chosen for this award based on [...]

John John Takes on Four Sports at BSAC!

Many students at BSAC are involved in multiple programs, but Jon Jon strives to do it all. After being referred by a friend on the BSAC Blue Wave Swim Team, John John began participating in four separate sports programs. He makes the long commute from Treasure Island almost every day of the week to catch [...]

Theresa Hickie Named Public Citizen of the Year

BSAC’s Senior Director of Sports Programming, Theresa Hickie, has been awarded Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers (NAHW). This award annually recognizes someone that is not a social worker but carries out the philosophy NAHW believes in. Sports and recreational programming is a vital part of a healthy community. [...]

BSAC Casino Night Raises $50,000 for Families in Need

What an unbelievable night! BSAC’s 10th Anniversary Casino Night struck gold for families in need this past Friday night by amassing a whopping $50,000 in sponsorships, silent auction winning bids and ticket sales. Over 300-plus people showed up to support the event and were treated to games, music, great food options and an incredible selection [...]

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