Rec and Parks Offering Fall Adaptive Sports and Social ‘Night Out’ Programs
Wouldn’t it be great it there was a place where teens and young adults with disabilities could go to hang out for social activities and games?
Starting Sept. 14, teens and young adults will be able to join the Friday Night Social Club at Central Special School in Edgewater. Participants, 13 and up, will be able to have fun in a safe, structured environment with supervision provided by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks in partnership with the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability.
The Social Club is also an opportunity for parents and caregivers to have a Friday Night Out. The eight-week Social Club runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Registration is required. A similar club runs out of the Ruth Parker Eason Special School in Millersville (same dates and times).
In addition, Adaptive Sports Programs are available at Lake Waterford Park in Pasadena, Eason Special School in Glen Burnie and the North Arundel Aquatic Center in Glen Burnie. Each of the following programs are eight-weeks and registration is required.
- Adult Challenger Softball will be offered on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 5 at Freedom Field at Lake Waterford Park, Pasadena. Wheelchairs are welcome. Call 410-222-7313 for team registration.
- Kick ball or Soccer (group choice) from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, starting Sept. 6 at Lake Waterford Park, Pasadena. For parents and children.
- Challenger Fall Baseball is offered from 10 a.m. to noon, Lake Waterford Park, Pasadena.
- Adaptive Tennis scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturdays beginning Sept. 8 at Lake Waterford Park, Pasadena.
- Adaptive Swim program for eight weeks for beginners to adults starts Sept. 25 at Ruth P. Eason Special School in Millersville which has a warm water pool. An Advanced class will be offered at North Arundel Aquatic Center in Glen Burnie.
Visit www.aacounty.org/RecParks/recreation/adaptive.cfm or pick up a fall program guide at one of the local libraries or schools. Contact Wendy Scarborough, recreation supervisor for Adaptive Programs, at 410-222-7313 for additional information or questions.