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    Therapeutic Recreation Wire - March 2014

    Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation

    Therapeutic Recreation Section

    Karla Gray

    TR Senior [email protected]

    704.432.4322

    Karen HowardTR Specialist

    [email protected]

    Ariel KliemTR [email protected]

    Shannon Maxwell

    TR [email protected]

    Jana McMullenTR [email protected]

    704.432.4330

    Stacey Thomas

    TR Specialist

    [email protected]

    Tari Turner

    TR [email protected]

    Abby WilkersonTR [email protected]

    http://tr.charmeck.org

    www.facebook.com/TRSection

    Therapeutic Recreation Section

    Contact Information

    Meet our New Therapeutic

    Recreation Section Interns!!!

    Tina, Ryan, and Whitney!

    http://tr.charmeck.org/http://www.facebook.com/trsectionhttp://www.facebook.com/trsectionhttp://tr.charmeck.org/
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    Programs by Age Group

    Page

    Pre School 3

    Youth 3,4

    Teen 4,5,6,7

    Young Adult 5,6,7,8,9

    Adult 5,6,7,8,9

    Programs by Category

    Page

    Enrichment

    Spill Your Beans 5

    Fuel for Life 5

    Spring Sampler 8

    Socials and Clubs

    Schools Out Club-Youth 3

    TR Dance 5Schools Out Club-Teens 5

    VIP Travel 8

    Sports

    Adaptive Baseball 4

    Pep Squad 4

    Pee Wee Soccer 3Pee Wee Tee Ball 3

    Challenger Soccer 4

    Karate 4ACEing Autism 5

    Beepball 5

    Paralympics

    Boccia 6

    Air Rifle 6

    Outdoor Adventure

    Wilderness Bunch 5

    Table of Contents

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    Pee Wee Soccerfor kids ages 2-6, with disabilities

    Marion Diehl Adaptive Field, 2229 Tyvola RoadMarch 24, 31, April 14, 21 (Mondays)

    **No session April 7th**

    5:30pm-6:30pm

    $35.00

    [email protected]

    Spend the evening with your child

    learning the basic skills needed to play soccer.Children will have fun with their friends and

    work with their parents to develop soccer

    skills! This is a great opportunity for parents

    to interact with their children in a fun

    environment and to learn techniques for

    teaching their children sports.

    Adult participation is required.

    Schools Out Club for Youthfor youth, ages 6-12, with disabilities

    Marion Diehl Recreation Center, 2219 Tyvola

    Road

    March 31, 2014 (Monday)

    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    $35.00

    [email protected]

    [email protected]

    During this school day out, children will play

    games, make crafts, and engage in physical

    activities! All of these activities are used to

    promote peer interaction and appropriate social

    skills, physical activity, and independence.

    Pee Wee Tee Ballfor kids ages 3-6, with disabilities

    Marion Diehl Adaptive Field, 2229 Tyvola RoadMarch 22-April 26 (Saturdays)

    *No Tee Ball April 19thdue to the Easter Holiday)9:00-9:45am

    $35.00

    [email protected]

    Spend an energizing morning with your child

    learning the basic skills needed to play tee ball!During the 5 sessions, children will have fun

    with their friends and work with their parents

    to develop skills as well as have fun with basic

    social games and activities! This is a great

    opportunity for parents to interact with their

    children in a fun environment and to learn

    techniques for teaching their children sports.

    Adult participation is required.

    Pre School and Youth Programs

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    Pep Squadfor youth and teens, ages 13-25, with disabilities

    Marion Diehl Adaptive Field, 2229 Tyvola Road

    (Queens Sports Complex)

    March 19May 07, 2014 (Wednesdays) practices

    *No practice on April 16th*

    6:00 pm7:00 pm (youth and teens)

    March 22May 10, 2014 (Saturdays) games

    *No games on April 19th*

    10:00 am11:00 am (youth)11:00 am12:00 pm (teens)

    [email protected]

    The Pep Squad provides an opportunity for teens

    and young adults to participate in cheerleading

    and be a part of a team, all while having fun with

    friends!

    Sport Programs

    Challenger Soccerfor youth and teens, ages 6-21, with disabilities

    Marion Diehl Adaptive Field, 2229 Tyvola Road

    (Queens Sports Complex)

    March 18May 06, 2014 (Tuesdays)

    *No class on April 8 or April 15

    6:00 pm7:00 pm

    $40.00

    [email protected]

    Participants will learn to dribble the ball,offensive and defensive play, proper ball

    handling, goalie skills, shooting techniques and

    good sportsmanship.

    Karatefor pre-school and youth, ages 3-12, with

    disabilities.Karate Studio, 1630 E. Woodlawn Road (Park

    Rd and Woodlawn Rd Intersection. Shopping

    Center with Starbucks, next to Which Wich

    Sandwich Shop)

    March 17May 19, 2014 (Mondays)

    *no class April 7 or April 14

    7:30 pm8:30 pm

    Cost: For new participants: $75 (includes

    karate uniform)

    For returning participants: $60

    [email protected]

    This program is geared to introduce karate tochildren and incorporate appropriate training for

    their age and abilities. Participants will work on

    listening, cooperation, balance, safety and

    beginner karate skills while being challenged

    and encouraged to succeed.

    Adaptive Baseball

    for youth and teens, ages 6-21, with disabilitiesMarion Diehl Adaptive Field, 2229 Tyvola Road

    (Queens Sports Complex)

    March 19May 07, 2014 (Wednesdays) practices

    *No practice on April 16th*

    6:00 pm7:00 pm (youth and teens)

    March 22May 10, 2014 (Saturdays) games

    *No games on April 19th*

    10:00 am11:00 am (youth)

    11:00 am12:00 pm (teens)$50.00includes cap, jersey, and equipment use

    *Registration Deadline: February 28, 2014

    [email protected]

    Participants will learn the fundamental skills of

    baseball, working as a team, and good

    sportsmanship.

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    ACEing Autismfor individuals, ages 4-10, with Autism

    Alexander Street Park Tennis Courts (Court 1)

    March 1-March 22, 2014 (Saturdays)

    9:00am-10:00 a.m.

    $60

    [email protected]

    Are you interested in being the next Tennis

    Professional? Grab your racquet and head to the

    courts! This introductory tennis program is . This

    4-week program is a sneak peak of Tennis andfocuses on the basics of Tennis.

    *Registration Deadline-Wed, February 26, 2014

    Sport and Outdoor Adventure Programs

    Beepballfor teens and adults, ages 16 and up, with visual

    impairments.

    Tuckaseegee Recreation Center Fields, 4820

    Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, NC 28208

    March 17th -June 9th (Mondays; Not meeting 4/

    or 5/26)

    5:30-7:30 p.m.

    $75

    [email protected]

    Are you interested in beep baseball? Join us for a

    exciting season of practice and round-robin gam

    days for beep baseball.

    Wilderness Bunchfor teens & young adults with disabilities,

    ages 16-35

    Drop off & Pick up at Marion Diehl Rec Center2219 Tyvola Road

    Camping and day trips from McDowell Nature

    Preserve

    March 14th-16th (Friday-Sunday)

    4:00 pm (Friday) - 4:00 pm (Sunday)

    $150.00 for the weekend

    [email protected]

    Wilderness Bunch is designed to teach basic

    skills needed for tent camping and participating

    in outdoor recreation. Day trips include hiking,

    fishing, nature scavenger hunts, nature lessons

    and more. Participants should be independentin self-care. Participants will need to bring:

    toiletries, towel, hiking shoes, change of clothes,

    bathing suit, a sleeping bag, and a flash light.

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    Paralympic Air Riflefor adult disabled Veterans and injured service

    members with a physical disability

    Marion Diehl Rec. Center, 2219 Tyvola Road

    March 7th(Friday)

    10:00 am12:00 pm

    FREE

    [email protected] TR Section is excited to offer Paralympic Air

    Rifle. The program focuses on accuracy, controland marksmanship. The program will cover

    safety, overview of equipment and rounds of

    shooting. All equipment is provided.

    Paralympic Programs

    Paralympic Boccia Tournamentfor teens and adults, age 13 and older, with a

    physical disability, cerebral palsy, spinal cord

    injury, or stroke.

    Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530

    Johnston-Oehler Road, Charlotte, NC 28269March 1st (Saturday)

    11:00 am3:00 pm

    FREE

    [email protected]

    Paralympic Sport Metrolina will host the first

    regional Paralympic boccia tournament. Players

    from Raleigh and surrounding areas will

    participate in individual and team competitions.

    Come out and play a round or support local

    players. The object of boccia is to throw/roll a

    game ball closest to the target ball.

    Paralympic Bocciafor teens and adults, age 13 and older, with a

    physical disability, cerebral palsy, spinal cord

    injury, or stroke.

    Marion Diehl Rec. Center, 2219 Tyvola Road

    February 3- March 10 (Mondays)

    5:00 pm6:00 pm$25

    [email protected]

    Test your strategy. The object of boccia is tothrow/roll a game ball closest to the target ball.

    This program is part of Paralympic Sport

    Metrolina.

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    Spill Your Beansfor young women with disabilities ages 16 and up

    McAlisters Deli, 4805 Park RoadMarch 17th (Monday)

    5:30-7:00pm$10.00 (does not include the cost of dinner)

    [email protected]

    Welcome to a super-charged ladies night!Spill

    Your Beans provides the opportunity for young

    women to talk about and gain support for issuestheyre facing in their lives, such as health &

    safety, independent living, relationships,

    friendships, and self-esteem (participants will

    have the opportunity to choose the topics to learn

    about). Each month we will host a guest speaker

    or lead a discussion about issues that are

    important to you.

    TR Dance: Masquerade BallFor individuals ages 13 and up with disabilities

    Marion Diehl Rec. Center, 2219 Tyvola Road

    March 21st(Friday)6:00 pm9:00 pm

    $10.00

    [email protected]

    704-432-0237Feathers, beads and masks

    Come to the Masquerade Ball and have a blast.

    We will have food, dancing and mask making.

    Fuel for Life

    for young men, ages 16-35, with disabilities

    McAlisters Deli, 4805 Park Road

    March 17 (Monday)

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    $10.00 (does not include the cost of dinner)

    [email protected]

    Come hang out with the guys, fuel your body

    with a good dinner, and fuel your life with goodconversation. Fuel for Life provides the

    opportunity for young men to talk about and

    gain support for issues theyre facing in their

    lives. Each month we will discuss different

    topics, such as employment and job skills,

    relationships, life goals and values, and other

    topics that are important to you; occasionally

    we will have guest speakers.

    Schools Out Club for Teens

    for teens, ages 13-21, with disabilities, still enrolled

    high school

    Marion Diehl Rec. Center, 2219 Tyvola Road

    March 31st (Monday)

    8:30 am4:30 pm

    $35.00

    [email protected]

    [email protected]

    On your School Day Out, come and enjoy a variety o

    activities to promote social skills and physical activit

    while spending time with your friends!

    Teen and Young Adult Programs

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    Young Adult and Adult Programs

    VIP Travel Clubfor adults and seniors, ages 35 and up, with a

    visual impairment

    Pick-up/Drop-off locations:

    Marion Diehl Recreation Center (MDRC), 2219

    Tyvola Road

    Metrolina Association for the Blind (MAB), 704

    Louise Avenue

    March 26 (Wed)NC Auto Racing Hall of Fame

    and Race Shops

    Pick-up: MDRC @ 9:00 a.m.., MAB @ 9:30 a.m.Drop-off: MAB @ 3:30 p.m., MDRC @ 4:00 p.m.

    $15.00

    [email protected]

    Enjoy a social day with friends, while building

    independence in the community. Learn about

    historical, educational and recreational attractions in

    the Charlotte area. Please bring money for lunch.

    Spring Sampler

    for adults, ages 18 and up with disabilities

    Marion Diehl Rec. Center, 2219 Tyvola Road

    April 1-3 (Tuesday-Thursday)

    10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

    $60.00

    [email protected]

    A "Super Sampler" of spring-time fun for adults

    with disabilities. Join your friends for a 3-day

    session of daily programs...try something new, orpractice favorite skills! These sample programs wil

    allow participants to try out a variety of cooking,

    gardening, creative arts, dance, fitness and sport

    skill activities.

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