northwest suburbs an opportunity to celebrate their lives. Year round, ability-focused programming gives each individual the chance to reach his or her potential while pursuing talents and interests. Participants become empowered while recreating in programs such as Young Adults Movin’ On, Fitness and Fun, Creative Corner and a wide variety of other fun, exciting activities.
Paralympic sports participation was on the rise in
2011. NWSRA held Paralympic Experience Days where potential athletes tried a variety of Paralympic sports including sit volleyball and sled hockey. For the fi rst time ever, NWSRA hosted a Metro Chicago Boccia Cup. Boccia, a game that requires skill, strategy and concentration, is widely regarded as one of the most popular Paralympic sports. Over 20 athletes from throughout the Chicagoland area competed on January 15.
Northwest Special Recreation Association is committed to providing children and adults with disabilities throughout the
The Kevin T. Kendrigan Memorial Scholarship Program offered fi nancial support to over 560 individuals in 2011, enabling them to participate in NWSRA programs. SLSF believes that every person with a disability should have the ability to participate in recreation programs.
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Day camp continued to be one of NWSRA’s most popular program
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Cultural arts programming gave individuals at all ability levels a
chance to express their creativity and emotions through a variety of artistic modes. The annual Cultural Arts Showcase, held on May 13 at Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights, celebrated the achievements of these artists. Programs such as Acting Through Life, Breaking Grounds in Drumming and Dandy Dancers were just a few of the many programs that took to the stage to the theme of “Cruising Along Route 66.”
offerings with over 500 registrations during the summer. Eighteen camp locations offered campers tons of summer fun including daily games and crafts, swimming at local park district pools and plenty of exciting fi eld trips. Highlights of the summer included an all-camps fi eld trip to the Elk Grove Rotary Fest on June 15 and two overnight trips to Camp Red Leaf in Ingleside. Out of this World Camp held a special day at Busse Woods where staff from Creative Mobility brought out their collection of adapted bikes for campers with physical and visual impairments to ride.
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