The Amazing Auburn Program

Pitch

Auburn’s freshman leadership program, All for Auburn, will be hosting “The Amazing Auburn Program” on April 7 alongside Best Buddies and Bravehearts. This event is a talent show for those with disabilities to participate in at no cost.  The purpose of this event is to celebrate the ability in people, not the disability.

Background

 The All for Auburn freshman leadership group is made up of 45 freshmen and four directors. This particular group works to advocate for the integration of people with disabilities into Auburn University. All-inclusive pageants are seen at most South Eastern Conference schools, but this is the first time Auburn University will be hosting a pageant like this.

Quick Facts

  • Admission is free and will be held in the Foy Auditorium
  • The date of this event is Thursday, April 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • There are nine participants in the pageant
  • Miss Alabama and Aubie are special guests at this pageant
  • All props and costumes were donated anonymously

Quotes

“The Amazing Auburn Program is an opportunity for people with disabilities to show the community how a diagnosis does not define a person, and how each boy and girl has something to contribute.”- Emily Knowling

“We are trying to break the stigma that people with special needs are not extraordinary or talented. They have special passions just like everyone else and we cannot wait to show that to the rest of Auburn.”-Chase Walters

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