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Adaptive Recreation

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Adaptive Recreation-Program overview

Gilbert offers a wide variety of activities and programs for participants ages 14+ years with adaptive recreation needs. Activities include dances, bowling, karaoke, cheerleading, movies and more. All of our programs and activities are designed to be fun, with an emphasis on meeting people and establishing new friendships. It is our hope that our programs will enrich the lives of our participants. Classes have limited availability and are fill up quickly so sign up to reserve your spot today. Feel free to email us if you have any questions. 

We are continually updating and revising classes/programs to best fit the needs of our participants now and in the future.   It is our objective to aid in the building of lifelong friendships as well individual life skills.  It is our hope that our programs will enrich the lives of our participants.

View our Adaptive Recreation Frequently Ask Questions

Adaptive Recreation Programs

Special Olympics Arizona

Learn about Special Olympics Arizona by visiting their website. For individuals participating in Cheerleading and Bowling programs, please download the Special Olympics Athletic Medical Release Form. For individuals wanting to volunteer with our Special Olympics team, please download the Unified Sports Partner Release Form.

Special Olympics Sports & Competitions 2017

SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASKETBALL: Players will learn to appreciate the fundamental skills (dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding) required to play basketball by participating in drills that they can continue to work independently. Every player will work hard, learn to be competitive, and have fun in preparation for future basketball play. Players will learn the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship and how both are paramount to their future success both on and off the court. Practice will be held at Gilbert Elementary, 175 W Elliot Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85233.  Basketball East Valley Competition Date: 2/18/17 (Medial Release Forms need completed by 1/5/17)                                                            14+ YEARS                                                                                                                                                      5147      F              1/13-3/10                6-7:30pm           $20                                                      

SPECIAL OLYMPICS CHEER & DANCE: Let’s Go Gilbert! Join our gold medal team and have a blast learning cheers, chants, and dances! Cheerleaders will have the opportunity to participate in the Special Olympics Cheer competition in February. This activity gives participants a chance to belong to a team, make new friends, increase coordination and enhance self-esteem. Practices are held at the Gilbert Community Center, 130 N. Oak St. Gilbert, AZ 85233. East Valley Cheer Competition held Saturday, February 11th at Red Mountain High School.  Medical Release forms due January 18th, NO EXCEPTIONS!                                                                                                                                             12+ YEARS                                                                                                                                                5148        T              1/10-3/7  4:30-6pm                          $45/$5 per week  

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Volunteer with Gilbert's Adaptive Recreation Program

 Ways you can get involved:

  • Bowling - Interact with and encourage bowlers, help develop friendships and record scores.
  • Special Olympics Unified Cheerleading - Assist in coaching or participate in routines to help build self-esteem.
  • Recreation Classes - Assist recreation instructors with their classes.
  • Friday Night Events - Socialize with the participants, assist with various event responsibilities.

If you are interested in volunteering please email us. Minimum age is 13 years old, no exceptions.

Please call (480)503-6270 or email Krista Neugebauer, Christie Captain or Warren Miller for more information about Adaptive Recreation opportunities.

Gilbert Recreation Programs & Classes-Registration
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On-line registration will be conducted on the GilbertRecreation.com website.