Special Olympics athletes and volunteers from surrounding counties danced the night away at the 2011 Snowball Dance hosted by ConnectAbilty in Dahlonega.
The dance was held at the Lumpkin County Parks & Rec facility and was the first event hosted by the newly formed ConnectAbility Special Olympics delegation. Guests enjoyed pizza and snacks donated by Ingles of Dawsonville and J & J Foods of Dahlonega. Many volunteers and community members pitched in to make the event a success.
Students from Lumpkin County High School and North Georgia College & State University danced alongside teachers, parents and friends of children and adults with special needs.
The Snowball Kings and Queens were crowned for each Special Olympics age division.
The winners were: Junior (ages 8 to 15): Tyler (Dawson County) and Marcy Ayers (Lumpkin County); Senior (ages 16 to 21): Austin Ash (Lumpkin County) and Megan Grier (Hall County); Masters (ages 22 and older): Tim McIntyre (White County) and Beth Bradley (Dawson County).
ConnectAbility is a nonprofit organization formed in 2010 whose mission is to provide services for children and adults with disabilities.
Besides being the newly-appointed local delegation for Special Olympics, ConnectAbility also sponsors the Sidekicks Respite program and parent share groups. All events are free to participants and volunteers are always welcome.
For more information, please visit www.ConnectAbilityInc.org or contact Jacqueline Daniel at 770-616-4599 or info@ConnectAbilityInc.org.