Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Set for 15th Annual Night of Champions & Hiring Expo on May 3rd

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Thursday, April 18th, 2024

April 10, 2024, The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society has announced the 15th annual Night of Champions & Hiring Expo for Friday,

May 3rd 2024, from 6-11pm at the Savannah Convention Center on Hutchinson Island. Cocktail hour begins at 6:00 pm, dinner and ceremony will follow. 

The Night of Champions event recognizes area businesses that employ differently-abled adults, including those with Down syndrome, and celebrates the contributions made by these employees.

Companies with job openings for adults with different abilities will be available at the Hiring Expo.

“The Night of Champions isn’t just about recognizing employers; it also offers them a stage to highlight the invaluable contributions made by individuals with diverse abilities in the workforce,” commented LDSS President Joe Marchese. “It’s a chance to get to know people with various abilities and, ultimately, cultivate a deep appreciation for their talents.”

The LDSS emphasizes that this event goes beyond an awards ceremony, it’s also a hiring opportunity, celebrating the boundless potential within each individual.

Night of Champions showcases the transformative outcomes of embracing differently-abled individuals in the workforce. In addition to hearing success stories from recognized businesses, attendees gain firsthand insight into the benefits of inclusive hiring and have the opportunity to network with potential employees.

The event will conclude with the closure of the silent auction and item pickup, followed by the Hiring Expo. Guests can also enjoy gourmet coffees, European desserts, and the opportunity to meet and mingle with past Champions and perhaps even find their future champions!

“The success of Night of Champions is directly tied to local organizations that create opportunities for people to demonstrate their desire to work and make valued contributions to their community,” Marchese said. “These Champions are throughout our community, including a local quick-service restaurant owner who’s had great success since hiring a person for each of his multiple locations as well as a local physician hiring a young man with different abilities who is still exceeding exceptions ten years later! We hope the achievements of these champions in the workforce will inspire more local organizations to take up the mission to light the way.” 

To purchase your tickets and/or tables for this event, or to become a Night of Champions Sponsor, visit: https://events.readysetauction.com/lowcountrydownsyndromesociety/nightofchampions2024/shop/tickets