CSRA ADA 25 Celebration presented by Walton Options

CSRA ADA25 Logo highlighting Georgia and South Carolina

CSRA ADA25 Celebration, May 27-30th

July 26, 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Celebrations of the signing of the ADA by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990 are taking place across the nation, including the CSRA.

To celebrate this 25th milestone, Walton Options for Independent Living has scheduled a series of events including National Legacy Bus Tour stops in the Augusta and Aiken Areas.

The celebration includes:

  • Wed May 27 Beyond Disability – Celebrating 25 years of the ADA with the GreenJackets
    ​Featuring a variety of activities centered around celebrating the ADA during the baseball game.
    Lake Olmstead Stadium, Augusta, GA 7:00pm
  • Thurs May 28 & Fri May 29 Disability Museum Display Open to the Public
    With exhibits from the National Legacy Tour, the Disability Rights Museum is a free exhibit open to the community. Join us as we celebrate the history of the ADA, its impact across the country and in the CSRA and look towards the future with photos, memorabilia and highlights from the national Road to Freedom Bus. You can see the Bus on Thursday before it tours the Garden City on Friday.
    524 13th Street, Downtown Augusta (adjacent to Davis Fine Arts School) 11:00-4:00 Thurs & 11:00-3:00 Friday
  • Fri May 29 Legacy Bus Stops around Columbia and Richmond Counties
    The Road to Freedom Tour Bus will be touring the Garden City! It will make various stops in Augusta and surrounding areas – including Gerogia Carolina Mobility (Evans), ADP Offices (Augusta), and the Family Y (Wheeler Rd)
    Columbia & Richmond Counties, GA throughout the day
  • Sat May 30 ADA25 Celebration – Family Fun Day and Walk featuring the Legacy Bus
    Join us for a day of FREE fun and entertainment in Aiken as we celebrate the last stop Road to Freedom Bus Stop in the CSRA. There will be a variety of activities & entertainment including a Family Fun Area, live local entertainment, sports demonstrations, food, and more.
    Odell Weeks/Virginia Acres, Aiken, SC 10:00am – 3:00pm

The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) give civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. The ADA and ADAAA also assure equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities for access to businesses, employment, transportation, state and local government programs and services, and telecommunications.  

Because the ADA has and continues to make a positive impact on the CSRA, we would like to have as many local businesses involved with our celebration as possible. All our events (except the GreenJackets game) are free and open to the public. Keep up to date with all our activities on Facebook and Twitter.

Pledge Your Support to the ADA

We are asking all those in the CSRA, whether they be individuals, businesses or organizations, to recommit to the continuance of the Americans with Disabilities Act throughout the community. All those who sign our pledge (individuals, organizations and businesses) will be listed on our website. Click here to see who has already signed the pledge

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are also looking for support of every kind for our various events including donations of time/involvement at specific activities, in-kind donations and monetary donations. If you would like to be a supporter, please email our Special Project Coordinators for more details - Ann Campbell-Kelly

 

CSRA ADA25 is presented by Walton Options for Independent Living in conjuction with The ADA Legacy Project & Tour.

Thanks to all of our supporters including:

Augusta Green Jackets Baseball link Walton Foundation for Independence link Beasley Media Group Logo link Tri-development for Aiken County logo link ADP logo
Bridgestone Logo Augusta Warrior Project link Papa Johns Logo link Aiken Regional Medical Center's Business and Industry link Aiken Standard link
First Citizens Bank link Kicks99 radio Station logo link Aiken County Government link CSRA Area Agency on Aging Logo link TEK Quest link
Southern Charm Photography Logo The Augusta Chronicle Logo Coca-Cola logo Laurel Mountain Water logo CommuniGraphics Logo

 

ADA25 Legacy LogoDisability Rights are Civil Rights logo