The ADA Legacy Tour and the Road to Freedom Bus is coming to Gainesville


The mission of The ADA Legacy Project is to honor the contributions of people with disabilities and their allies by: Preserving the history of the disability rights movement; celebrating its milestones; and educating the public and future generations of advocates.

The ADA Legacy Tour led by the beautiful Road to Freedom Bus will stop twice in Gainesville. The 1st stop will be on May 8th at 1st Baptist Church for a photo opportunity from 12-2pm, and the 2nd stop will be on May 22nd where it's exhibits will be on display at Brenau University's Downtown Campus.

The ADA Legacy Tour’s exhibits consist of:
• The "Road to Freedom" ADA Bus – Raising awareness of the ADA and driven by veteran disability rights photographer, Tom Olin;
• A four-panel display on the history of self-advocacy, courtesy of the Museum of disABILITY History;
• Displays on The ADA Legacy Project and its effort to preserve of disability history; celebrate disability history milestones; and educate future generations of disability advocates;
• A "Because of the ADA . . " booth where you can post your thoughts and photos to illustrate the difference the ADA has made in your life;
• The ADA quilt - add your signatures to thousands of others who have participated in the Tour;
• Displays on the history of the Road to Freedom Tour, receive information on The ADA Legacy Project and the ADA, plus information from our partners and sponsors and t-shirts for sale.

The ADA Legacy Project and Tour is a moving testament to the work of thousands of disability rights activists and a collaborative effort to generate buzz and excitement around the ADA and to educate the public & younger generations on the movement leading up to the ADA. All events are free and open to the public.

Power Soccer and the North Georgia Screamin’ Eagles


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Screamin' Eagles North Georgia Screamin' Eagles after practice at the East Hall Community Center, Gainesville, GA on April 8, 2015

ABT and volunteers assisted the Screamin' Eagles in hosting the both the 3rd and 4th competition of the USPSA Southeastern League on January 18th and March 14th, and will be assisting the team to host the Southeastern League Championship on May 16th at the North Hall Community Center. The event will feature the top teams in the Southeastern US squaring off for supremecy. If you are interested in volunteering complete our contact form and someone will contact you.

To remain competitive, like in NASCAR, teams must practice BUT they also must keep the latest and best equipment. The game of Power Soccer has changed dramatically in the last 2 seasons with the advent of the StrikeForce powerchair by Powersocccershop.com. These high performance power wheelchairs start at $7,700 and can cost as much as $10,000 for the add-ons that more serverely impaired athletes require. These high performance powerchairs are not covered by insurance. There are very few private foundations, with the most well known being the Challenged Athletes Foundation that provides some funding for training & equipment to disabled athletes.

Mike NevilleMike Neville, Head Coach of the Lakeshore Power has built a similar powerchair for about half the cost of the StrikeForce, and the Screamin' Eagles are in consultation with Mike about such a project.

Please consider making a tax deductible donation to help us help the team purchase or build the new equipment required to compete in the higher conferences of the U.S. Power Soccer Association.

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The Strike Force Powerchair manufactured by Powersoccershop.com

Some of the referees from the January 18th SEPSL event at NHCC
ABT assisted the team on January 17th to conduct a referee clinic at Lakewood Baptist Church, and 8 Youth and Adult AB referees received training on the Laws of the Game.

 

3rd Annual Head Hawg Cornhole Tournament

Our Head Hawg tournament started in 2012 along with the Hawgin’ on Lanier BBQ Competition presented by the Gainesville Jaycees. The team of Jonathan Benton and Tito Salcido won the Doubles Team Division this year, unseating 2-time defending Champions Luke and Timothy Pressley in the finals. Timothy took the Male Division defeating cousin and defending Champion Luke in the finals, and Sandy Roberts took home the trophy in the Female Division. Join us next year for a fun time during the Laurel Summerfest sponsored by Hall County Parks and Leisure.

The 4th Annual HH Tournament will take place August 28-29, 2015, at Laurel Park.



 
Logo ofthe ADA  Memorial 5k (American Flag with seated wheelchair man breaking chains above his head).

 

Quinton Miles, 17 of Clermont, GA was the winner of the 13th ADA Memorial 5k on July 26th on the square in Gainesville with a time of 15.59.2. Meighan Basset was the 1st Female finisher with an excellent time of 24:24.5.

Kudos to Meighan on an excellent time on what was the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We hope you will join us next year for the 25th Anniversary. To register online visit the race website at: www.adamemorial.org

Thanks to the 2014 Sponsors of the 13th ADA Memorial 5k

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