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15th ADA Memorial 5k, 10k, & 1m logo

15th ADA Memorial 5k, 10k, & 1m

On July 26 in Gainesville, GA Team 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 Rights Anniversary.

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 39.5 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:

For more information on next year's race please visit the event website at:

There are several ways to pre-register for the event. On-line registration is up and running at and or if you would rather mail in your entry fee you can Download the registration form

Unlock! Rev Up Rally

Join us and Attend Dec. 7th UNLOCK! Rev Up Rally

We hope you had as much fun as we did at the UNLOCK! Pre-Legislative Summit last month. We are excited to announce that registration is open for the 2016 UNLOCK! Rev Up Rally!
Join us to learn about UNLOCK! Legislative Agenda, coalition events, and how you can make a difference this upcoming legislative session.
If you care about issues facing Georgians with disabilities can live full lives, contributing both to Georgia's many vibrant communities and our economy.
We will meet Wednesday, December 7 from 10am - 12pm at the Central Presbyterian Church located at 201 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. READ MORE

Head Hawg Cornhole Tournament at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue Logos

The 5th Annual Head Hawg Trophy

The weather was beautiful on October 8th and our organization held our 5th Annual Battle of the Bags at the Lake Lanier Olympic venue at Clark's Bridge Park in Gainesville, Georgia.
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.

If you are interested in playing, drop us an email.

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The ADA turned 26

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

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, 4th, and last competition of the USPSA Southeastern League on January 18, March 14, and May 16 at the North Hall Community Center.

To remain competitive, like in NASCAR, of course 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 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.

We welcome you to make a tax deductible donation to help us help the team acquire the new equipment needed to compete for a National Championship of the U.S. Power Soccer Association.

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The Strike Force Powerchair manufactured by

Some of the referees from the January 18th SEPSL event at NHCC
8 Youth and Adult AB referees received training on the Laws of the Game.

Thanks to the 2016 Sponsors of the 15th ADA Memorial 5k, 9k, & 1m

  • ADA Legacy Project
  • Sponsors
  • Call for a great deal on a new or pre-owned carPlatinum
  • The MV-1 is the very 1st purpose built vehicle for people with disabilities - Call Tim for a test drive at (770) 654-3706Platinum
  • Development, Planning, and Engineering - Experts in civil EngineeringGold
  • Pro Therapy - For better results, with locations across North GeorgiaGold
  • Fifth Third BankSilver
  • U.S. Battery - The best manufacturer of Deep Cycle BatteriesGold
  • Do you need a Professional, Courteous, and Reliable DJ for your next event? Call Clay Christy (706)878-6786Gold
  • A a fully integrated poultry production company headquartered in Gainesville, GeorgiaSilver
  • Atlanta's Most Trusted Moving Company since 1903Silver
  • Paradise Slides offers the ultimate backyard experience with High End Custom Fiberglass Water SlidesSilver
  • WDJW is the oldest law firm in Gainesville, Georgia, and specializes in employment, family, tax, estate, health care and real estate law.Silver
  • Homestar Financial Services - Contact Homestar for a home loan or refinanceSilver
  • United Community Bank The Bank that Service BuiltSilver
  • Runners Fit is a trusted source for running gear and timing servicesSilver
  • Medical Park Pharmacy, Gainesville GA's Family Drug Store has Northeast Georgia for over 30 years providing: Full pharmacy services & prescriptions, Home Medical Equipment sales and rentalsSilver
  • The Rehabilitation Institute, North Georgia Health SystemsSilver
  • Day Design Group providing quality development services to the Metro Atlanta and North Georgia Area.Silver
  • In business since 1983, Conditioned Air Systems provides customers with the highest quality HVAC equipment and service humanly possible.Silver
  • Accessibility Solutions provides stair lists, overhead patient lifts, and other equipment to help you remain living in your home and not a nursing home.Silver
  •  Tired of the same old fast food? Check out Natural Juice Cafe and Eat Real Food.
  • A strategic planning consultant firm based in Virginia
  • Highland Mountain has been the water supplier of the ADA Memorial every year since it's inception. The company provides the kind of customer service you expect, but seldom receive from most companies.
  • Nix Tank Company provides services to the construction industry and special events for over 40 years. They kindly are sponsoring portable toilets for the 14th ADA Memorial.