Power Soccer and the North Georgia Screamin’ Eagles


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ABT volunteers assisted the Screamin' Eagles in hosting a competition of the USPSA Southeastern League on January 18th, and the team is scheduled to host another Southeastern League event on March 14th at the North Hall Community Center. The event will feature SEPSL regulars like the Shepherd Center's Strikers, Lakeshore Foundation's Power, Georgia Sting, and the Screamin' Eagles, but will also welcome the Tidewater Piranhas from Virginia Beach, and the Tampa Crossfire all the way from Tampa Bay, FL. If you are interested in volunteering please contact us.

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 in the last 2 sasons 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, and only a few private foundations provide partial funding for disabled athletes, most importantly the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

Mike Neville, the 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. 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.



 
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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