Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department WINTER/SPRING 2015 Inside: Sitting Volleyball On February 8th, 2015 USA Volleyball, Florida Region will be hosting a sitting volleyball clinic in partnership with Palm Beach County Sports Commission and Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department. The Clinic will be held from 3:00 5:00 pm at the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex. Sitting volleyball was introduced as a demonstration sport for individuals with lower extremity amputations or paralysis in the 1976 Paralympic Games in Toronto, Canada. The sport has officially been part of the Paralympics since 1980. In the sport of sitting volleyball, the net is lower and the court is smaller than a traditional volleyball court. Teams consist of mixed classes in both male and female events. Many of the same rules as traditional volleyball apply, however at all times an athletes pelvis must touch the ground. Come out to join the athletes as a spectator or join in the fun by learning how to play the sport. The sport is action packed, often moving much faster than traditional volleyball. 4 5 9 12 14 Lottery Application Form Community Programs Program Registration Form Special Olympics Programs VSA Programs Therapeutic Recreation staff plan to form a local sitting volleyball team. The team will consist of disabled and nondisabled athletes, however for formal competitions only athletes with specific physical disabilities will qualify to play. Club Managers Association of America Therapeutic Recreation Complex 2728 Lake Worth Road Lake Worth, Florida 33461 (561) 966-7015 (561) 966-7088 Office Hours Monday–Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed for Holidays The Murray, Meyer, & Rachelle Grodetsky Family Foundation Athletic Center and The Fountains Country Club Recreation Center (561) 966-7088 Open during office hours and for scheduled programming The Gleneagles Country Club Aquatic Center (561) 966-7080 Open: April 1 - September 30, 2015 Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Tues/Thurs: 1:00 - 6:00 pm Staff Stacy Staebell Recreation Programs Coordinator Rich Fleming Director, Special Olympics Cindy Pijanowski Director, VSA Dan Fawcett Games Director, Special Olympics Ryan Gilbert Sports Director, Special Olympics Lisa Kuntzman Program Director, Special Olympics Nick Priolo Recreation Specialist II Facilities Rental Information Volunteer Opportunities The Murray, Meyer, & Rachelle Grodetsky Family Foundation Athletic Center, The Gleneagles Country Club Aquatic Center, and The Fountains Country Club Recreation Center can be reserved up to three months in advance. Reservations are made on a firstcome, first-served basis with priority given to programs for people with disabilities. Please call (561) 966-7088 or visit our website: www.pbcparks.com/ therapeutic_recreation/ for more information. Payments may be made by Master Card, Visa, Discover, check, or cash. The Therapeutic Recreation Services Section offers a variety of program volunteer opportunities. Current volunteer opportunities include: assistants for social, sports, and aquatic programs, wheelchair sports, and office work. Contact Cecilia Grainger at (561) 966-7088 or [email protected] for more information. Gym Rental Rates $150/hour +tax (private org.) $100/hour +tax (civic org.) Security deposit may be required. Recreation Center Rental Rates $85/hour +tax (private org.) $50/hour +tax (civic org.) Security deposit may be required. Pool Rental Rates Two-hour minimum (Open April–September) $100/hour +tax (private org.) $75/hour +tax (civic org.) Security deposit may be required. Donations: Gifts to Parks The Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department has developed a Gifts to Parks donation program. We accept monetary or in-kind donations to help improve opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in quality recreation and leisure programs. Communityminded individuals and businesses who would like to support the programs and services available through Palm Beach County Therapeutic Recreation Services Section are always welcome. Donation opportunities include: Programs, Special Events, and Scholarships. Please call (561) 966-7088 to make a donation today, and contribute to the quality of life for people with disabilities! Jared Mankoff Recreation Specialist I Susan Fetner Performing Arts Coordinator, VSA Holly Bennett-Sharp Visual Arts Coordinator, VSA Cecilia Grainger Clerical Specialist 2 T-Rec Today - Winter/Spring 2015 Achievement, Success, & Well-being— For program registration information, visit us www.pbcparks.com/therapeutic_recreation, scan this QR code with your smart phone, or call (561) 966-7088. Lottery Application Process for Community Programs Lottery Registration is being Apply For the Lottery in conducted for all Community Programs listed on pages 5-6. A lottery system ensures equal access to program registration. Parents/ participants have multiple days to apply, in person or online, for inclusion in the lottery. A computerized lottery is then conducted. Parents/participants are immediately notified of the results of the lottery: whether their child/ children have a slot in the program or will be placed on a waiting list. Parents/participants will then have one week to pay for their slot. Any payment not received by the payment deadline results in forfeiture of all unpaid program slots. Forfeitures will immediately be offered to the next participant on the waiting list. Payment must be made in person or online. Lottery Application Dates: Monday December 15, 2014, 8:30 am - Monday January 5, 2015, 5:00 pm Notification of Lottery Results: Tuesday January 6, 2015 Payment Deadline (if accepted into Lottery): January 12, 2015 by 5:00 pm (Payments are not accepted until lottery spin is conducted) Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Ability to follow basic instructions Independent bathroom skills Ability to function in a group structure Ability to safely and actively participate in group activities within ratios Reasonable accommodations are assessed and made on an individual and case-by-case basis. person or online. Payment is not accepted when submitting the lottery application. Achievement, Success, & Well-being— In Person: Bring completed lottery application to Cecilia Grainger at the Therapeutic Recreation Gym between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, and receive a receipt of your inclusion in the lottery. Online: Log into your PBC Parks & Recreation “WebTrac” online registration account any time of day during the Lottery Application period (see directions in right column). If you do not have a WebTrac user name and password contact us and we will email it to you. Select all of the programs you wish to participate in. At the end of the process you will receive a confirmation receipt via email stating what lottery programs you have applied for. If you do not receive a confirmation receipt, you are not registered for the program. If you have additional questions regarding the lottery process please contact us at (561) 966-7088. To Access Online Registration: You must have a user name and password to register. If you don’t have one, call (561) 966-7088 for information. Once you have a user name and password, Visit our website at: www.pbcparks.com 1. 2. 3. 4. Click on Things to Do Therapeutic Recreation Online Registration Log in with your user name and password. To Register/Apply for Lottery: Click on Program Registration Under Location, select Therapeutic Building Click Search to view current Programs available through online registration Click on the Shopping Cart located on the left hand side of each programs name At bottom of screen select Enroll Now Check the box next to the Activities name, then select Add to Cart Answer questions on each page, then select either Proceed to Checkout or Continue Shopping Confirmation receipt will be sent immediately via email. You are not registered unless you receive a receipt. To Pay for Programs: Once you receive notification of selection into a program you may pay for selected programs online. Log into your account Under My Account select Pay Old Balances T-Rec Today - Winter/Spring 2015 3 Lottery Application for Community Programs Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department Therapeutic Recreation Services Section 2728 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, Florida 33461 (561) 966-7015 Administration ~ (561) 966-7088 Gym ~ (561) 966-7080 Pool Bring completed Lottery Application form to: Cecilia Grainger at the Therapeutic Recreation Gym between 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, December 15, 2014 thru January 5, 2015. Notification of Lottery Results: January 6, 2015. Payments will be due by 5 pm on Monday, January 12, 2015. Payments will be accepted ONLY after the lottery is conducted. Payments not received by the deadline will result in forfeiture of any unpaid program slots. Note: All participants must complete a full registration form with signed waiver one time per year or when personal information changes. Forms should be completed each fall or when new participants join a program. (PLEASE PRINT ALL INFORMATION) DATE: ___________________________________________ Participant’s NAME: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Last First Middle PHONE: _______________________________________________________________________________________________ EMAIL ADDRESS: ____________________________________________ @ ________________________.______________ On the list below, please select all programs you wish to participate in. A lottery will be conducted only for the programs listed below (separate registration is conducted for Swimming Lessons, Water Fitness, Gentle Yoga, Adapted/Wheelchair Sports, Progressive Golf and VSA-Florida). You are responsible for verifying your receipt for accuracy. Any errors need to be reported before the registration period ends. Community Programs Section– Winter-Spring Programs 2015 (Select only one meeting site for Leisure Spectrum and one site for Outdoor Sports of All Sorts) Campout Hip Hop Dance Class Leisure Spectrum: Jupiter/Palm Beach Gardens Leisure Spectrum: Lake Worth Leisure Spectrum: Wellington Martial Arts Session I: January 26 Martial Arts Session II: April 6 Outdoor Sports of All Sorts: Bert Winters Park, Jupiter Outdoor Sports of All Sorts: Lake Lytal Park, West Palm Beach Outdoor Sports of All Sorts: Lake Charleston Park, Lantana Outdoor Sports of All Sorts: Patch Reef Park, Boca Raton Stardust Dance: February 7 Stardust Dance: April 18 TR Super Sports Fan: Miami Heat Basketball game TR Super Sports Fan: Florida Panthers Hockey game T-Rec Movie Night: March 20 What’s Cooking 4 T-Rec Today - Winter/Spring 2015 Achievement, Success, & Well-being— Program Information for Community Programs & VSA Florida-PBC Minimum eligibility Requirements: Ability to follow basic instructions; Independent bathroom skills; Ability to function in a group structure; Ability to safely and actively participate in group activities within ratios. Reasonable accommodations are assessed and made on an individual and case by case basis. Programs are designed to promote independence, caregivers are asked to drop participant(s) off at program start time and return for pick up. Late Pick-Up Policy: Participants are expected to be picked up immediately at the end of a program. Participants picked up late will be given a verbal warning for the first offense. For additional offenses, starting at the pick-up time participants picked up after that time will be charged $5.00 for every 15 minutes, according to staff watch. The fine must be paid prior to attending the next activity/class. Cancellation/Refund Policy: For a class refund, please provide cancellation requests 3 business days prior to first day of class. Refunds will not be issued after a class has begun. Program refund will automatically be issued if a class or activity is cancelled. Lottery Application Dates Additional information on page 3. Application Dates and Times: December 15, 2014 - January 5, 2015 In person: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday On-line: 24 hours a day Notification of Lottery Results: Tuesday January 6, 2015 Payment Deadline (if accepted into Lottery): Monday January 12, 2015, 5:00 pm (Payments are not accepted until lottery spin is conducted) Developmental Disabilities: Teens and Adults Leisure Spectrum Ages: 18 and older Day: Thursdays Program Dates: January 22 - April 9 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm Locations: 3 groups (Jupiter/PBG, Lake Worth, Wellington) Maximum Enrollment: 48 (limited spots for each location) Participant/Staff Ratio: 8:1 Registration: Lottery Fee: $85 Contact: Nick Priolo (561) 966-7020 Description: Spend your Thursday evenings participating in a variety of fun recreational activities with friends. Leisure Spectrum participants enjoying an intracoastal cruise. What’s Cooking Ages: 18 and older Day: Tuesdays Program Dates: February 17 April 14 (No class March 17) Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm Location: CMAA T-Rec Complex Maximum Enrollment: 8 Participant/Staff Ratio: 4:1 Registration: Lottery Fee: $65 Contact: Daniella Robbins (561) 966-7022 Description: Learn dining etiquette, kitchen safety, and how to prepare basic meals on your own. Cooking participants are excited to begin preparing a meal. Achievement, Success, & Well-being— Daniella cheers on Michelle during a softball game. Outdoor Sports of All Sorts Ages: 13 and older Day: Mondays Program Dates: January 26 - April 20 (No practice/game February 16) Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm Location: 4 teams (Bert Winters Park, Jupiter; Lake Lytal Park, WPB; Lake Charleston Park, Lantana; Patch Reef Park, Boca Raton) Maximum Enrollment: 60 (limited spots for each location) Participant/Staff Ratio: 8:1 Registration: Lottery Fee: $45 Contact: Nick Priolo (561) 9667020 Description: This program includes competitive games and skills nights for softball, moon ball, and kickball. Hip Hop Dance Ages: 14 and older Day: Mondays Program Dates: February 23 April 13; Performance April 18 at Stardust Dance (No class March 16) Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm Location: CMAA T-Rec Complex Maximum Enrollment: 8 Participant/Staff Ratio: 8:1 Registration: Lottery Fee: $50 Contact: Jared Mankoff (561) 966 -7083 Description: Learn basic dance moves, improve coordination, memory and confidence to perform in front of an audience. T-Rec Today - Winter/Spring 2015 5 Developmental Disabilities: Teens and Adults TR Super Sports Fan Florida Panthers Hockey Ages: 18 and older Day: TBA Program Date: TBA Time: TBA Location: Meet at CMAA T-Rec Complex Maximum Enrollment: 10 Participant/Staff Ratio: 5:1 Registration: Lottery Fee: $40 Contact: Nick Priolo (561) 9667020 Description: An opportunity for dedicated sports fans to attend a major sporting event with peers. TR Super Sports Fan Miami Heat Basketball Ages: 18 and older Day: TBA Program Date: TBA Time: TBA Location: Meet at CMAA T-Rec Complex Maximum Enrollment: 10 Participant/Staff Ratio: 5:1 Registration: Lottery Fee: $70 Contact: Nick Priolo (561) 9667020 Description: An opportunity for dedicated sports fans to attend a major sporting event with peers. Campout Super Sports fans having fun at a Florida Panthers Hockey Game. Stardust Dance Club Ages: 18 and older Day: Saturday Program Dates: February 7, April 18 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm Location: CMAA T-Rec Complex Maximum Enrollment: 70 Registration: Payment prior to dance is required Contact: Dan Ross (561) 9667022 Fee: $5 per dance Description: The goal of Stardust is to increase social interaction, independence among peers, and provide respite for parents. Caregivers are welcome if participant needs assistance during the program. 6 T-Rec Today - Winter/Spring 2015 Ages: 18 and older Day: Friday afternoon - Saturday morning Program Date: February or March Time: TBA Location: TBA Maximum Enrollment: 20 Registration: Lottery Fee: $60 Contact: Jared Mankoff (561) 966-7083 Description: Join your peers for an overnight adventure full of exciting activities. T-Rec Movie Night Ages: 18 and older Day: Friday Program Date: February 20 Movie: TBA Time: 6:00 pm - TBA Location: CMAA T-Rec Complex Maximum Enrollment: 24 Participant/Staff Ratio: 12:1 Registration: Lottery Fee: $5 Contact: Dan Ross (561) 966-7022 Description: Join your friends for a movie on the big screen at T-Rec. Light snacks provided. Sibshops For: Typical siblings of individuals with disabilities Ages: 7- 14 Day: Saturdays Program Dates: January 31, February 28, March 28 Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: CMAA T-Rec Complex Registration: Registration due one week prior to program date. Registration available in person or online. Fee: $5 per workshop Contact: Daniella Robbins (561) 966-7022 Description: An interactive program for siblings of individuals with disabilities. An opportunity for peer support while participating in fun and exciting recreational activities. Developmental and/or Physical Disabilities Martial Arts Ages: 5 - 25 inclusive program; family members are eligible to participate in this program Day: Mondays Program Dates: Session 1: January 26 - March 30 (No class February 16 & March 16) Session 2: April 6 - June 1 (No class May 25) Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm Location: CMAA T-Rec Complex Maximum Enrollment: 12 Registration: Lottery Fee: $40 Contact: Cecilia Grainger (561) 9667088 Description: Instructional classes to help enhance mental & physical well -being, boost self-esteem, increase confidence and/or improve mobility. Achievement, Success, & Well-being— The Gleneagles Country Club Aquatic Center Open: April 1 - September 30, 2015 Closed: Memorial Day (May 25); Independence Day (July 3 & 4); Labor Day (September 7) and for severe weather. Pool Hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Tuesday, Thursday: 1:00 - 6:00 pm Pool Admission Adults 18 & older: $3 plus tax Youth ages 3 - 17: $2.50 plus tax Seniors 65+; disabled: $2.50 plus tax 2 & younger: free (with paid adult admission) Lap Swim/ Recreational Swim Lap lanes are available for swimming during regular pool hours (see above). Shallow area is available for use when programs are not in session. Adults and Seniors Water Walking: Ages: Adults/Seniors Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Program Dates: April 1 - September 30 Time: 9:00 - 9:55 am Location: Gleneagles Country Club Aquatic Center at the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex Registration: On-going Contact: Dan Ross at (561) 9667022 Fee: $6/class, or $40/pass of 8 classes Description: This low impact class consists of walking and stretching in a heated pool. The class is an easy way to add moderate exercise to your daily routine. Benefits may include increasing circulation, improving mobility, reducing stress, or stretching and toning muscles. Richard and Pamela relaxing at the pool after participating in a water. Pool Passes Save money...buy a seasonal pass. Passes are good for one person only. All passes expire September 30, 2015. Adults: $24 plus tax for 10 admissions $45 plus tax for 20 admissions Youth, Senior, Disabled: $20 plus tax for 10 admissions $37.50 plus tax for 20 admissions Jared and friends splashing around during a Leisure Spectrum pool party. 7 All persons who are not toilet trained are required to wear a swim diaper. Prices are subject to change. For additional information contact Cecilia Grainger at (561) 966-7088. T-Rec Today - Winter/Spring 2015 Water Exercise: Ages: Adults/Seniors Days: Monday, Wednesday Program Dates: April 1 – September 30 Time: 10:00 - 10:55 am Location: Gleneagles Country Club Aquatic Center at the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex Registration: On-going Contact: Dan Ross at (561) 9667022 Fee: $6/class, or $40/pass of 8 classes Description: This class is designed for individuals with mobility impairments and is modified for each participant. The class is recommended for individuals who use wheelchairs or other equipment for mobility. Assistance is provided as needed for entering/exiting the pool and to help participants feel comfortable in the water on the first day. Gentle Yoga Ages: Adults/Seniors all abilities Days: Tuesday, Thursday Program Dates: January 6 September 29 Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm Location: CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex Registration: On-going Contact: Jared Mankoff at (561) 966-7083 Fee: $8/class, or $50/pass of 8 classes (passes expire 8 weeks from date of purchase). Description: A relaxing yoga that focuses on reducing stress and stretching. The class is modified for each individual. Participate by sitting on a yoga mat or in a chair. Recommended for all abilities. Achievement, Success, & Well-being— Adapted Swimming Lessons Class Length: 20 minutes of instruction; 5 - 10 minutes of uninstructed playtime is provided at end of class for students to practice and learn. Program Information Ages: Dates: April 7 – Sept. 24, 2015 Days and Times: (classes are 3 and over offered two days a week, 20 minutes per class; times available are limited, enroll early) Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00 – 6:00 pm Ratios: 1:1, private instruction Fee: $55/6 class session (*fees cannot be refunded after classes begin, DPC vouchers are nonrefundable and non-transferable) Achievement, Success, & Well-being— Call Dan Ross at (561) 966-7022. Registration is completed on a first-come, first-serve basis and will not be accepted until 9:00 am on the start date listed below. Registration can be completed by walk-in or by phone. Class Levels: Registration/Class Dates: Session 1 Pre-school Learn to Swim Levels 1 & 2 If student has reached Level 3, we encourage them to join a Special Olympics Swim Team or continue with group instruction at another pool. Registration Limits: Registration will be limited to two sessions per student (12 classes) during the 2015 season. A waiting list will be kept for students interested in a third session. If space is available after all interested students have attended two sessions, then waiting list participants will be contacted. Class Information: Lessons are for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities (siblings can participate if sessions do not reach capacity). Instructors are certified in Adapted Aquatics and teach the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. Program emphasizes water safety and foundational swimming concepts. Skills are adapted for each participant’s ability. Success in the program will depend on consistency of participation, swimming outside of class time, and whether the participant is developmentally ready to swim. Days are not made up for missed classes (two make-up dates are provided at the end of each session for weather cancellations and excused absences). Additional dates/times may become available, please ask. To Register: Registration begins: Tuesday, March 24, 9:00 am Class dates: April 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 Session 2 Registration begins: Tuesday, April 14, 9:00 am Class dates: May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21 Session 3 Registration begins: Tuesday, May 12, 9:00 am Class dates: June 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18 Session 4 Registration begins: Tuesday, June 16, 9:00 am Class dates: July 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 Brianne having fun during swimming lessons. DPC Vouchers may be available on a limited basis for qualified families through the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County. To determine whether your child qualifies, you must take a survey at www.pbcgov.org/dpc then follow instructions provided at the end of the survey. Vouchers can be used to pay a portion of the swimming lesson fee. Session 5 Registration begins: Tuesday, July 14, 9:00 am Class dates: August 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 Session 6 Registration begins: Tuesday, August 11, 9:00 am Class dates: September 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17 T-Rec Today - Winter/Spring 2015 8 Achievement, Success, & Well-being— T-Rec Today - Winter/Spring 2015 9 10 T-Rec Today - Winter/Spring 2015 Achievement, Success, & Well-being— Physical Disabilities: Adapted Sports *Times and dates for Adapted Sports programs are subject to change. Contact Stacy Staebell at (561) 966-7021 for more information. Adapted Sports Open Gym Progressive Golf Clinic Ages: All Day: Monday - Friday Program Dates: Year Round Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (when gymnasium is available) Location: CMAA T-Rec Complex Fee: Free Description: Stop by the gym to train, practice, or to just have fun. Equipment is available for wc basketball, wc rugby, power soccer, handcycling, and boccia. Ages: 13 and older Day: Saturdays Program Dates: TBA Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am Location: John Prince Golf Learning Center Maximum Enrollment: 8 Registration: December 15 - until full Fee: $25 Contact: Nick Priolo (561) 966– 7020 Description: Learn adapted golf techniques from LPGA pro Donna White. Achilles International Handcycling Ages: Teens/Adults Day: Sundays (call to confirm) Program Dates: January - March Time: Arrive at 8:30 am; Group departs T-Rec Complex at 9:00 am and returns by 11:00 am. Location: CMAA T-Rec Complex Fee: Free Description: Achilles International provides handcycling training for athletes with physical disabilities. Train for Marathons or come to ride with peers. Handcycles available upon request. Boccia Team Practice Ages: All Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Program Dates: January - May (when gymnasium is available) Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm Location: CMAA T-Rec Complex Fee: Free Description: A Paralympic sport played indoors. The objective is to propel leather balls as close as possible to a white target ball. Open to athletes with severe locomotor disabilities of a cerebral or non-cerebral origin. Achievement, Success, & Well-being— Goalball Ages: Teens/Adults Days: Weekends; Call for dates Program Dates: January - May Time: 1:00 - 7:00 pm Location: CMAA T-Rec Complex Fee: Free Description: A Paralympic sport designed for the Blind and visually impaired. Goalball players answer questions about their sport at an event. Sitting Volleyball Clinic Ages: All Day: Sunday Program Dates: February 8 Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm Location: CMAA T-Rec Complex Fee: FREE! Description: Experience the sport of sitting volleyball. USA volleyball coaches will be here to demonstrate and teach this great sport designed for individuals with amputations. Spectators welcome. Knock & Roll Wheelchair Rugby Tournament Day: Friday - Sunday Program Dates: January 16 - 18 Tournament Times: Friday & Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Location: CMAA T-Rec Complex Fee for spectators: FREE! Description: Come out and watch some of the top players from around the world compete in the action packed sport of wheelchair rugby. The South Florida Rattlers prepare for their next tournament. Wheelchair Rugby Team Practice Ages: Teens and adults Day: Sundays Program Dates: January - April Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Location: CMAA T-Rec Complex Fee: Free Description: Interested in participating in an action packed sport? Join the South Florida Rattlers quad rugby team. Endless Possibilities Ages: 16 and older Program Dates: 3rd Tuesday of each month Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm Location: CMAA T-Rec Complex Fee: Free Description: A peer support group whose mission is to organize and implement sports and active recreation programs for individuals with physical disabilities in order to promote health and fitness. The group provides peer support, raises money for specialized sports equipment, and promotes community awareness of disability. T-Rec Today - Winter/Spring 2015 11 Special Olympics Florida - Palm Beach County provides sports training, competitions and sport skill development activities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Visit us at www.specialolympicspalmbeach.org Or scan this QR code with your smart phone! Sports Training Offered Year-round sports training and competition offered for persons with intellectual disabilities 8 years old and older: Allison P. enjoys the ride while competing at the 2014 USA National Games in New Jersey. Special Olympics sports training and competition provides opportunities to achieve physical fitness, self-esteem, and the life skills necessary to be productive, respected, and contributing members of our community. Aquatics Athletics Track & Field Basketball Bocce Bowling Cycling Equestrian Flag Football Golf Gymnastics Ice Skating Motor Activities Training Prog. Power Lifting Sailing Soccer Softball Stand Up Paddle Surfing Tennis Unified Sports Volleyball Area Basketball Competition Nova Southeastern, Broward County January 30 - 31 Sectional/State Basketball Competition Tavares, Lake County March 7 County Summer Games John I Leonard HS TBD County & Area Equestrian Competitions Dates & Locations TBD Area Summer Games John I Leonard HS April 24 - 25 State Equestrian Competition Grand Oaks Resort, Weirsdale May 15 - 17 Gold Medal winning athlete Christina C. is excited about competing in Equestrian at the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles. Athlete & Coach Information: (561) 966-7018 Support Special Olympics: (561) 966-7019 T-Rec Today - Winter/Spring 2015 January 3 April 11 Volunteer information: (561) 966-7017 12 2015 Winter/Spring Athletic Competition Schedule State Summer Games ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Orlando - Volunteer - Support - Coach - Compete Achievement, Success, & Well-being— Young Athletes Program Ben shows off his throwing skills in Saturday YAPsters Young Athletes Program. A fun and exciting sports play program for children with intellectual disabilities ages 2-7 Teachers, Facilitators, Recreation Staff Kevin watches happily as the bowling pins fall during Saturday YAPsters Young Athletes Bowling outing. Saturday YAPsters Ages: 2-7 plus family Day & Time: Saturday mornings Dates: January 10 - May 9 Location: CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex/Special Olympics Gym, Lake Worth Registration: Ongoing until full; contact Lisa Kuntzman at (561) 966-7072 or [email protected] Fee: Free Description: Fun physical activities and sports play help athletes to develop physically, cognitively & socially in this family involvement program. Achievement, Success, & Well-being— Offer a Young Athletes program at your school or facility! We’ll help with training, equipment and support. Contact Lisa to get the ball rolling at 966-7072. Healthy Athletes Programs Promoting overall health and fitness for Special Olympics athletes. We will feature 1-2 Healthy Athletes programs open to all registered Special Olympics athletes at Area Summer Games on 4/11/15. Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs) Promoting involvement, empowerment, and leadership opportunities for Special Olympics athletes Young Athletes and Athlete Leadership (ALPs) information: (561) 966-7072 Athlete Leadership Program athletes help in their community, shown here assisting a local animal rescue to build new born puppy shelters. T-Rec Today - Winter/Spring 2015 13 VSA Florida – Palm Beach County’s mission is to create a society where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. Visit us at www.vsapbc.com or scan this QR code with your smart phone! Visual Arts Programs VSA Florida – Palm Beach County programs are inclusive. Space is limited. Refer to page 5 for program policies. For more information please call (561) 966-7088. Students compose their designs in the ArtStops: Sumi-e Ink class. Participants in ArtStops: Glass Fusing create their design in the step by step process. ArtStops: Glass Fusing Ages: Teens/Adults Day: Wednesdays Program Dates: January 7 - 28 Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Location: Craft Gallery, West Palm Beach Maximum Enrollment: 8 Register By: December 24 Fee: $40 Instructor: Betty Wilson Description: Join Betty Wilson at a professional ceramic and glass workshop center for a glass fusing class. Lake Worth Street Painting Festival Ages: All Day: Saturday & Sunday Program Dates: February 21 - 22 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Location: Downtown Lake Worth Fee: Free Description: Come see VSA students create their artwork on the streets of Downtown Lake Worth! 14 T-Rec Today - Winter/Spring 2015 Students are happy to view their artwork displayed at various VSA Exhibits. ArtStops: Jewelry Making Ages: Teens/Adults Day: Sundays Program Dates: January 11 - 25 Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm Location: Crystal Creations, West Palm Beach Maximum Enrollment: 10 Register By: January 2 Fee: $40 Instructor: Glenda Paunonen Description: Learn intricate jewelry techniques and design from professional local jewelers at Crystal Creations! Students from the street painting festival bring their work to life. ArtStops: Sumi-e Ink Painting Ages: Teens/Adults Day: Saturday Program Dates: April 4 – May 2 Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am Location: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Maximum Enrollment: 10 Register By: March 27 Fee: $40 Instructor: Susan Wilders Description: Join Veteran Instructor Susan Wilders for Japanese Sumi-e Ink painting and learn Japanese printmaking techniques. Jupiter Art Exhibit Ages: All Day: Gallery Hours Program Dates: May 1 - 29 Time: Gallery Hours Location: Jupiter Community Center at the Town of Jupiter Gallery of Art Fee: Free Description: Art Exhibit to compliment the Jupiter Gallery of Art featuring works created by VSA participants. Achievement, Success, & Well-being— Performing Arts Programs Royal Palm Beach High School students and dance instructor Kat Kenny pose for a photo after their performance. Did you know that…. VSA Florida-PBC has 6 Performing Arts Artist-InResidence Programs that take place in 8 schools throughout Palm Beach County during the 2014 2015 school year? Weekly contemporary dance classes are being conducted for students at Forest Hill and Allamanda Elementary schools from September 2014 - May 2015 by professional dancer Dee Mac. Dee works very closely with classroom teachers to establish goals for each class. Forest Hill Dance Residency students performed at the VSA Holiday Showcase at the Duncan Theatre @ Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth on December 6, 2014. Additional Palm Beach County schools will have 8-week Residency Programs. John I. Leonard High School students perform “Thriller” on the last day of the fall dance residency program. Achievement, Success, & Well-being— West Festival 2015 An Indian Pines student improves his ASL skills for the performance by observing CJ. Drama Residency Drama Residency for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing with CJ Jones, a multitalented professional Deaf actor, comedian, producer, writer, director. musician, educator, advocate and motivational speaker will be held at Indian Pines Elementary School May 11 - 15. CJ will also conduct workshops at Palm Springs Middle School and John I. Leonard High. CJ uses acting and drama to teach self-reliance & self advocacy and stresses the importance of education and reading. This will be the fifteenth year of VSA’s Drama Residency. “Under The Big Top” West Festival will be held on Friday, February 27 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm at the Dolly Hand Cultural Center at Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade. The Festival serves 250 children with disabilities from the western communities and 200 high school volunteers who assist the children. Pre-K through 5th grade will experience a variety of outdoor visual art workshops taught by professional artists as well as an interactive music workshop taught by a professional musician. The festival culminates with students performing choreographed routines on stage before their peers. The festival is organized by VSA Florida-PBC and a group of dedicated ESE teachers and local community advocates. 2014 West Festival art contest winners receive their awards onstage at the Dolly Hand Theatre. Coming Attractions For Summer 2015 Community Theatre The cast and instructors of the 2014 Community Theatre production of “Hansel & Gretel - A Retelling from the Witch’s Perspective” T-Rec Today - Winter/Spring 2015 15 Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Department Therapeutic Recreation 2728 Lake Worth Road Lake Worth, Florida 33461 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WEST PALM BEACH, FL PERMIT #685 Achievement, Success, & Well-being— Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Shelley Vana, Mayor Mary Lou Berger, Vice Mayor Hal R. Valeche Paulette Burdick Steven L. Abrams Melissa McKinlay Priscilla A. Taylor County Administrator Robert Weisman Assistant County Administrator Jon Van Arnam Parks & Recreation Department Eric Call, Director Jennifer Cirillo, Assistant Director Special Olympics Florida - Palm Beach County Athlete Leader: Morgan Vandenberg Morgan is the epitome of an athlete leader and role model for fellow Special Olympics Athletes. She has been involved in Special Olympics since 1999 and is a 5 sport athlete - stand up paddle, swimming, bowling, track, and basketball. Morgan has lots of medals and ribbons including gold and silver in swimming at the 2006 National Games. Morgan is very involved in the Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs) stating she appreciates the ALPs training and opportunities. She feels being the Chairperson on the Athlete Input Council, having served as an athlete representative on the Management Team, and training as a Global Messenger have helped to improve her self confidence, public speaking and PR skills. She loves to volunteer for Special Olympics fundraisers, events and the Healthy Athletes Program- Special Smiles, which makes sense since she is always smiling. Recently, Morgan made ALPs history by being the first athlete to train other athletes in the new Athlete Leadership Introduction Course. This full day course prepares athletes and their parents/mentors to become Athlete Leaders in Special Olympics. Morgan has worked very hard to become a trainer and has done an excellent job with 2 training courses to her credit and another 2 scheduled this fall and winter. Here’s to Morgan - an athlete, an officer, a role model, and now trainer!
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