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4th Annual Head Hawg Benefit Cornhole Tournament draws a crowd

On August 21 & 22, ABT held the 4th Annual Head Hawg Cornhole Tournament during the Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival behind the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in Dawsonville, GA. Paul Mumper was the winner of the Singles tournament on Friday night, and Eddie Melvin was the runner-up, with Sheila Melvin being the 1st Female finisher. In the Doubles tournament on Saturday, the 1st place trophy went to the team Amateurs (Wendell Bowen & Jerry Manis), beating Cornhole Life (Greg Howard & Bobby Mumper) in the final round. Special thanks to Syfan Logistics for sponsoring the event and providing the prize money for the Doubles tournament.

The rain held off until Saturday night allowing both tournaments to be held, and everyone in attendance at the 3rd Annual Dawsonville Music & Beer Festival had a great time. Join us next year for the 5th annual event, which will feature both amatuer and professional divisions. If you are interested in sponsoring or playing please contact us.

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The ADA turns 25


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

Start of the 14th ADA Memorial 5k & 9k
To honor the 25th Annivesary, ABT held the 14th ADA Memorial 5k, 9k, & 1m on July 25th on the Square in Gainesville. The weather was perfect, and an overcast sky held the July sun at bay while 122 runners took part in the the multiple distance awareness & wellness event. Pedram Esmeelzadeh was the 1st Male to cross the Finish Line for the 5k with a time of 20.25, and Courtney Dwyer was the 1st Female in the 5k at the 21.8 mark. In the 9k distance, Taylor Harrell from Hawkinsville was the 1st Male, finishing with a time of 36.15, and Deborah Mulcahy from Suwanee was the 1st Female to finish with the time of 40.44. A full list of finishing times can be found here

Gainesville City Councilwoman Myrtle Figueras read a proclamation from the City, and Clay Christy of Brickhouse Mobile DJ kept the atmosphers festive. A special thanks for all our sponsors and volunteers that helped make everything possible. A photographer from Runningintheusa posted some great images from this year's race here and we have additional photos on the ADA Memorial site here.

As part of our ADA awareness campaign in 2015, ABT was lucky enough to have the ADA Legacy Project Tour twice in May. 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.

Road to Freedom bus at First Baptist Church May 2015
The ADA Legacy Project & Tour led by the beautiful Road to Freedom Bus and Captained by Veteran Disability Rights photographer Tom Olin. Tom along with assistance from a host of volunteers, traveled well over 20,000 miles through more 30 states, and made over 100 stops along the way. The was on full display on the Anniversary July 26th at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. The tour is moving testament to the work of thousands of disability rights activists, and we commend everyone for their hard work. Visit www.ADALegacy.org to read more about the tour and view all the stops it has made thus far.

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 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.

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 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.

Thanks to the 2015 Sponsors of the 14th 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 BankGold
  • 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
  • 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
  • Runners Fit is a trusted source for running gear and timing servicesSilver
  • The Rehabilitation Institute, North Georgia Health SystemsSilver
  • 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.
  • 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.