The North GA Screamin' Eagles will be hosting it's 1st Power Soccer tournament of
the 2016/17 Season in the USPSA Southeastern League on January 14 & 15, 2017 in Gainesville, GA.
Saturday 01/14 there will be a Referee Clinic held at the
North Hall Community Center
to certify new referees, with games held in the afternoon/evening.
On Sunday 01/15, the action moves to the East Hall Community Center where the Screamin' Eagles, Georgia Sting, Shepherd Strikers, Lakeshore Power, and the Tidewater Piranhas will compete in a full day of Power Soccer, with lunch being served by ABT volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering, contact Justin
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 by Powersocccershop.com, but the price of one ranges from $7,700 to $10,000+, and is not covered by insurance. Needless to say, acquiring this type of powerchair is difficult for athletes with disabilities.
The athletes struggle to come up with the money to compete and travel, and they need our help. ABT serves as the fiscal sponsor for the North Georgia Screamin' Eagles, 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 this season in the U.S. Power Soccer Association.
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 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. 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