Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee Pageant March 16, 2013

November 5, 2012, Knoxville, Tennessee

The Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee organization is excited to announce the 2013 Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee Pageant to be held on March 16, 2013 at the Doubletree Hotel, 407 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402. More details will be posted on our website at www.mswheelchairtn.org. We are currently looking for contestants, volunteers, sponsors and donations. All expenses for hosting the pageant and for Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee to travel throughout the State and to the national competition are obtained through fundraising efforts, donations and contestant sponsors. We are also accepting nominations for contestants. To be eligible, all contestants must be women ages 21-60, Tennessee residents and use a wheelchair as a primary source for daily mobility. All criteria are the same for Junior Miss except the age range is 13-20 and 6-12 for Little Miss. Only Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee competes in the national pageant. Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee must be able to communicate both the needs and abilities of her constituency to the general public, the business community and government. Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee will have the opportunity to travel and make public appearances. She will ultimately represent Tennessee at the Ms. Wheelchair America pageant in Houston, Texas in July. For more information, to make a donation or request an application, contact Samantha Moreno or Mike McGrath at 865-288-0912 or sam@mswheelchairtn.org.

Organization Information:

Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee follows the guidelines set forth under the Ms. Wheelchair America (www.mswheelchairamerica.org) organization. While contestants are showcased in a pageant format, Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee is not a beauty contest. It is a competition to select the most accomplished and articulate spokeswoman for persons with disabilities across the State of Tennessee. Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee is charged with a continuing effort to educate the public regarding the dignity, productiveness and basic values of people with disabilities.

Contact Information: 

State Coordinator: Samantha Moreno or President: Mike McGrath Ms. Wheelchair of Tennessee, Inc. 1217 Bentley Park Lane, Knoxville, TN 37922 865-288-0912 sam@mswheelchairtn.org www.mswheelchairtn.org

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