SEPTA Sports Connections

SPORTS:

CHALLENGER PROGRAMS!!

Enjoy the fun! Garden City Challenger Website:
http://www.gc-aa.com/challenger.htm

Volunteers (ages 14 and up) are always wanted!  

Garden City Challenger Basketball – starts in January on Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 at the Garden City Middle School gymnasium   -   open to residents and non-residents (ages 5 – 18, 21 if still in school) girls and boys – all disabilities welcome (no fees). Contact Anna Dragone at 437-0521.

Garden City Challenger Baseball – starts in the spring and fall on Saturdays from 9:00 – 11:00 at the Garden City Community Park (behind pool – right parking lot in back) open to residents and non-residents (ages 5 – 18, 21 if still in school) girls and boys – all disabilities welcome (no fees) Contact Ann a Dragone at 437-0521.

Garden City Challenger Soccer
– starts in the spring and fall on Saturdays from 11:30 – 1:00 at Tullamore Park – open to residents and non-residents (ages 5 – 18) girls and boys – all disabilities welcome (no fees). Contact Andy Garger at agarger@optonline.net or Andy at 516-775-8058.

Garden City Challenger Lacrosse – starts in the spring and fall on Sundays from 2 – 4  behind St. Paul’s Fieldhouse – open to residents and non – residents (5 – 18, 21 if still in school)girls and boys – all disabilities welcome (no fees). Contact Brian Collins BrianCollinsPE@aol.com

Be the Best Sport - http://www.bethebestsport.org - Be the Best Sport is focused on the athletic development of children with Special Needs.  Our mission is to create and provide fun and exciting programs for children with special needs ages 18 and younger; such programs will offer recreational sports for the children and their families.   

Kids Plus Inc. - www.kidsplusinc.com - Organization dedicated to researching, creating and providing therapeutic recreation programs which include developmental sports programs and structured recreational activities that promote, through participation, the physical, social and emotional well-being of children with developmental disabilities; as well as respite for their families. 

Long Island Blues Special Hockey  girls and boys (ages 5 – 18)  www.LongIslandBlues.org  

Special Olympics – runs MANY sports programs on Long Island – contact tflynn@nyso.org  or go to their website at www.specialolympicsny.org

The Special Olympics Bowling Team in Riverhead The Special Olympics is partnering with The All Star in Riverhead to form a Special Olympics bowling team. The team will practice every Monday evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the All Star, located at 98 Main Road in Riverhead. Each Monday practice will cost $10, which includes shoe rental and two games, though fundraising efforts will look to defray some of that cost after we get established, said organizer Gary Karlson. Costs for the handful of yearly tournaments are covered by the Special Olympics, he said.

“Bowlers with special needs of all ages (8 years and older) and all ability levels are encouraged to join us as we learn, practice, build friendships, improve upon of personal best scores, and train to bowl in tournaments with other Long Island teams throughout the year,” Karlson said.

The first 10-week session begins on Oct. 20 and runs every Monday through Dec. 22.

There will be an informational meeting for prospective bowlers, parents, and/or caregivers on Monday, Oct. 6 beginning at 5 pm. at the All-Star.

To RSVP, volunteer to help, or for more information contact team coordinator Gary Karlson at: garykarlson@yahoo.com, or visit the East End Rollers on Facebook.

Manhasset Soccer - Adaptive Soccer Program, Register online at www.ManhassetSoccer.com under the 'adaptive team for special needs' sidebar.

Mid-Island Gymnastics Their classes offer kids the opportunity to experience the wonderful world of gymnastics in a fun and relaxed environment. Visit their website at:midislandgymnastics.com or call (516) 935-9804 

POWER PALS Power Pals is running a program called "Meet Me At the Gym," that teaches tweens and teens how to navigate the fitness gym. This program will focus on fitness and the importance of being healthy.
Contact www.power-pals.com and or email them at powerpals1@gmail.com