16th ADA Memorial 5k, 10k, & 1m
On July 22, 2017, ABT will honor the
27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities
Act with the 16th Annual ADA Memorial 5k, 10k, & 1m wellness and awareness
event on the Historic Downtown Square in Gainesville, GA.
Register Today to run your support of the Civil Rights Anniversary in the 16th ADA Memorial.
The North GA Screamin' Eagles hosted it's 2nd and final
Power Soccer tournament of the 2016/17 Season in the
USPSA Southeastern League on May 20, 2017 at the East Hall Community Center
in Gainesville, GA. The team held a Referee clinic on 01/14
at the North
Hall Community Center certifying several new referees.
This year marked the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Power Soccer Association, of which the Screamin' Eagles have been a member of since inception. To remain competitive, like in NASCAR, teams must have the best equipment possible. The game of Power Soccer has evolved dramatically in the last 10 years, and for teams to contend for a Championship they must obtain high-performance power wheelchairs, or build them. More and more teams are opting for the StrikeForce powerchair manufactured by Powersocccershop.com, but the price of one ranges from $7,700 to $10,000+, and they are not covered by any insurance company. Needless to say, acquiring this type of powerchair is difficult for athletes with disabilities.
The Disabled athletes of the North Georgia Screamin' Eagles struggle to come up with the money to compete and travel, and they need your help in getting new Powerchairs. ABT serves as the fiscal sponsor for the Team, and all donations made to the team are tax deductible. Please consider making a donation to help us help the team acquire the equipment needed to compete for a Conference Championship next season.
The weather was beautiful on October 8th when ABT held
our our 5th Annual Battle of the Bags at the Lake
Lanier Olympic venue at Clark's Bridge Park in
Team SCL made up of Scott Costly & Jeff DeVore took 1st place in the Pro division, and Team AVO made up of Andrew Kersey and Justin Sims finished in 2nd place Pro Division. In the amateur division, 1st place went to Just 2 Dudes made up of Jonathan Dover and Clay Dorfman. 2nd place went to Team Pressley made up of Tim Pressley and Scott Trundle. In the professional singles tournament 1st place went to Scott Costly, and in the amateur division Caleb Johnson won 1st place. The venue was great and the weather could not have been prettier. We are planning additional tournaments in the future, stay tuned.
15th ADA Memorial 5k, 10k, & 1m
On July 23, 2016 in Gainesville, GA, ABT honored the
26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities
Act becoming law by holding the 15th Annual ADA
Memorial 5k, 10k, & 1m wellness and awareness
event on the Historic Downtown Square for the Civil
Troup Kirkus was the 1st Male to cross the finish line in the 5k with the time of: 20.21.7 and Makayla Hewell finished in 2nd and was the 1st Female 20 minutes 39. seconds. Chris Milligan finished in 3rd place a half a second later. In the 10k Event Kenyrik Alexis crossed the line in 1st place at the 38.13.5 mark and Melanie Hamlit finished in 2nd and was the 1st Female with a time of: 39.57.1. Chip Kiel finished 3rd in 40 minutes 11.8 seconds. For pictures visit the event website at: www.adamemorial.org
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities that are like those provided to individuals on the basis of race, sex, national origin, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, public accommodations, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications.1