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Chairman

Lori Verhage

Purpose

To conduct programs for underprivileged children that will help develop an interest and skills in sports and special recreational programs and assist with special recreation programs in the community as needed.

Activities

JA Special Sports “Hoop It Up” Basketball

CHILDREN SERVED
Approximately 30/35 children from Margaret Green Junior High and Cleveland High School.
PURPOSE
DSU basketball teams will partner with JA during October for about an hour and a half of basketball lessons and play. The instruction will take place at the DSU Coliseum. Culmination of this project will be the students attending a DSU basketball game where they will be recognized for their participation in the program. The students will also get to shoot during half-time and help with run-throughs during pre-game. Participating kids will receive a t-shirt/jersey.
MEMBER PARTICIPATION
Participation is voluntary. Members will sign-up to participate in the Saturday sessions and provide snacks.

Special Olympics Pep Rally

CHILDREN SERVED
Approximately 35 students from Parks Elementary, Margaret Green Junior High and Cleveland High School
PURPOSE
To celebrate the Cleveland schools elementary, junior and senior high special education students participating in Special Olympics. We will make signs, bring goodies and cheer for the participants alongside the teachers and cheerleaders.
MEMBER PARTICIPATION
Member participation is mandatory.