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Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Announces Fourth Annual Night of Champions

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) announces the Fourth Annual Night of Champions set for Thursday, May 9, 2013.

March 1, 2013 - PRLog -- (SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) announces the Fourth Annual Night of Champions set for Thursday, May 9, 2013 at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. The public is invited to attend this event that celebrates the excellent contributions made by differently-abled adults who are employed, contributing members of our community. Local businesses that both hire people with intellectual disabilities and encourage other area businesses to do the same will also be recognized.

According to the National Down Syndrome Congress Center, as many as eighty percent of adults with Down syndrome are unemployed. Low expectations and a lack of understanding about the great skills and wonderful work ethic many people with Down syndrome possess have contributed to this sad statistic. LDSS hopes to reverse this trend by encouraging area employers to give workers with intellectual disabilities a chance.

“Dignity and self-respect are borne out of feeling that what we have to offer makes a difference,” said LDSS Night of Champions Chairperson, Allyson Harvin. “When forward thinking businesses give those with Down syndrome, or other differently abled adults, a chance to be productive members of society, society itself benefits. What is truly admirable is the employer who understands that differently abled employees are just that, differently abled, not disabled.”

The 2013 Night of Champions is being held in the Ballroom at Westin Savannah Harbor Hotel and the evening includes the awards ceremony, a silent auction, dinner and cash bar. Doors open at 6 p.m. and business attire is requested. Tickets are $25 per person or reserve a table for ten for $250. Tickets can be purchased online at nightofchampions.org

About the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society: The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a non-profit support group to benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families through local leadership in support, outreach, education and advocacy. Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. We encourage people to bring their children. We are an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. http://www.ldssga.org/

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