Providing a Gateway to Abilities from Disabilities

Gate follows the local school calendar. Typically the program is open from the first week in August

through the last week in May. School breaks are duplicated. This normally includes one week in fall, one

week in spring, and two weeks in December. The daily hours of operation are from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

They participate as a group in three local Special Olympics events: Basketball, Bowling and Track and Field.

Some participants are involved with Power Lifting and Skiing Special Olympics.

Upcoming Events at the Gate


April 22, 2023

Music from:

Pistol Creek Catch of the Day

The GateCrashers

Alcoa High School

12:00 - 2:00pm


Desserts • Entertainment • Silent Auction


Please join in and become a supporting partner of the next  annual fundraising event for The Gateway to Independence. All proceeds from this event fund The Gate's day program for adults with disabilities in Blount County.

Your support through sponsorship or a donation to our Silent Auction supports adult participants at The Gate.

Stay Updated on our Facebook Event:

Interested in Donating

to DessertFest?

Select from Options Below.

Become a Sponsor :

View Sponsorship Levels

Download Sponsorship Request Form

Donate Desserts or Auction Items :

Make A General Donation :

Submit a General Donation

Have Questions?

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2022 Football Season

Get in the Game!! Show your support for the Gate! Join us to Cheer on the University of Tennessee Volunteers on the big screen. Relax and enjoy a hometown TailGate party with us.

Tailgate for the Gate will include:

• Corn-Hole

• Ladder-Ball

• Food

• Drinks (Beer, Wine, & Tea)

• UT Vols Streaming LIVE!


11/19/22 UT Vols vs South Carolina GameCocks

•exact time of event announced approximately two weeks prior

Doors open 1 hour prior to kickoff.


Green Meadow Country Club



Purchase Tickets

Phone: 865.317.4283


Online: Check Back

Stay Updated on

our Facebook Event

Alcoa Kiwani's Antique & Appraisal Fair

In conjunction with the ETPIC Political Memorabilia Show

and Blount County Friends of the Library Pop-Up Book Sale



•exact time of event announced approximately two weeks prior

Doors open 1 hour prior to kickoff.



Maryville First Baptist Church Family Life Center

202 West Lamar Alexander Parkway

Featuring Noted Appraisers • Case Antiques •

Focus on Coins, Guns & Military, Books & Documents


All proceeds support "The Gate"

$5 Admission includes one appraisal. Additional appraisals : $5 Each

Lunches available through Alcoa Kiwanis Club for $5 each


Point of contact : David Duggan  •  •  984-6551




P.O. Box 6023  Maryville, TN 37802

The Gate is a 501c3 non-profit  •  EIN #86-1084910