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.

Upcoming Events at the Gate

Tennessee Vols  vs  Auburn Tigers

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

Tailgate for the Gate will include:

• Corn-Hole

• Ladder-Ball

• Calhouns BBQ

• Drinks (Beer, Wine, Lemonade)

• UT Vols Streaming LIVE!


Saturday Oct. 13th 2018 : 10am - 10pm

•exact time of event announced approximately two weeks prior

Doors open 1 hour prior to kickoff.


Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

136 Harvest Lane  Maryville, TN 37801


$75 each

Purchase Tickets

Phone: 865.317.4283



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TailGate for the Gate


Alcoa High School Student Commons Area



No tickets needed! This is the 15th year for this annual family-friendly community event! Come enjoy an array of delicious desserts, enjoy live music & special songs from the GateCrashers along with a silent auction. The entire event supports our day program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Blount County. No tickets needed.... just your donations and the desire to sustain a "Gateway to Abilities from disabilities" at the Gate - Gateway to Independence


1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Sponsorships Available

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Alcoa Kiwani's 2019 Antique & Appraisal Fair

In conjunction with the ETPIC Political Memorabilia Show

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





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