Disability Action Center presents award at ADA celebration

By Reader Staff

Disability Action Center NW will be hosting a free family event Friday, July 29 to celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law in 1990. Held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sandpoint City Beach, it will be open to the public and feature free food, live music, prizes and awards, wheelchair basketball, disability resource booths, and face painting for the kids. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 100 people.

“We serve all of northern Idaho and part of eastern Washington, so we are reaching out to Sandpoint this year” said Executive Director Mark Leeper. “The community of Sandpoint has worked very hard to support accessibility.”

DAC will be presenting the first Tom McTevia Memorial Award at the celebration to the Sandpoint Police Chief Corey Coon and City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton for their work in assisting citizen Bill Yeager to get his guide dog.

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