LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Metro Disability Coalition works tirelessly in the community to help people with disabilities have better quality of life. On Monday, March 20th from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Rudd Heart and Lung Center, 201 Abraham Flexner Way it’s the 17th annual Breaking Barriers Spotlight Awards. The awards ceremony will honor community service workers, educators and youth who go above and beyond the call of duty to assist those in need.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Marques Maybin. He is a successful radio sports personality in Louisville. Prior to having his own show, he played with the University of Louisville’s men’s basketball team as their starting guard from 1997 to 2001. In 2003, he was in a motorcycle accident in his hometown of Clarksville, TN that paralyzed him from the waist down.
Marcellus Mayes, President for Metro Disability Coalition says “It’s hard to believe we are in the 17th year of this celebration. The event is so special because we get the opportunity to recognize individuals for overcoming obstacles that they refused to call a disability. We will also get to salute and say thank you to those that helped with their independency.”
The Metro Disability Coalition is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of individuals and agencies in the Louisville Metro area. The purpose is to give a better quality of life for people with disabilities. If you would like to attend contact Marcellus Mayes at 502-774-8993.
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