INSPIRE (Special Needs)

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INSPIREINSPIRE Program

EPRD’s INSPIRE Program (formerly Special Needs) incorporates opportunities for social, physical and inclusive recreational experiences for individuals with disabilities. INSPIRE believes that everyone, regardless of ability, deserves choices for health, leisure, recreation, education, advocacy and wellness to enhance the quality of their lives.

Offerings include camps and specialty classes such as therapeutic horseback riding, golf, bowling, track, group and private swimming lessons, and more.
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Classes

INSPIRE Bowling (ages 5+)

Become a kingpin! Two games per visit. First session is a Special Olympics sport, second session is a recreational activity. Participants must pay in advance for arranging proper ratio of athletes/counselors and transportation. Several pickup/drop off locations are available. For the complete schedule, please click on the Register Online button.

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INSPIRE Dance (ages 16+)

Join us every other month for a fun social dance in Lakewood. For the complete schedule, please click on the Register Online button.

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INSPIRE Splash and Dash / Stretch and Splash (ages 5+)

Splash and Dash - Land exercises, therapy balls, scavenger hunts, games and much more. Swim and work on stroke techniques and improve breath control and fitness level. Stretch and Splash - Stretching exercises such as Yoga, Pilates and basic stretching techniques. Then swim at Buchanan pool and work on stroke techniques to improve breathe control and fitness level. For the complete schedule, please click on the Register Online button.

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INSPIRE Job Training (ages 16+)

Learn job training skills. For the complete schedule, please click on the Register Online button.

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INSPIRE Drama Class (ages 5+)

Learn the art of theater and improve and enjoy some shows throughout the season. Includes 2 shows at DCPA on various days. . For the complete schedule, please click on the Register Online button.

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Special Olympics Basketball (ages 8+)

Play basketball on a unified youth or adult team. Practices run simultaneously. Be on time please. 10 games and transportation are provided. Location: Wilmot Elementary. Will return in winter 2019.

Special Olympics Pre-Swim Team (ages 8+)

Preliminary swim class to prepare for next level competitive class, Special Olympics Swim Team. Location: Buchanan Park Rec Center. Will return in spring 2019.

Special Olympics Swim Team (ages 8+)

Swim like a fish and compete against other Special Olympians. Location: Buchanan Park Rec Center. Will return in spring 2019.

Special Olympics Track (ages 8+)

Run, jump and throw and have fun. Compete against other Special Olympians in several track meets. Meet at Wilmot Elementary. Will return in spring 2019.

Special Olympics Golf Team

Get into the swing of things and have fun. Learn from professionals how to play golf. Tee off at some of Colorado's finest country clubs and golf courses. Play in Special Olympics regional and state tournaments. Transportation available for camp to practice but not to clinics. Location: Evergreen Golf Course. Will return in summer 2019.

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Wednesday during camp. Improves flexibility, balance, motor learning and sensory skills. Do not sign up for camp. Will return in summer 2019.

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Special Events

INSPIRE Special Events (ages 5+)

Join us for a series of special events throughout Colorado! Let us do the driving while you enjoy the company of others. To ensure there is adequate transportation, please observe registration deadlines. Will return winter/spring 2019.

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Andy Smith Sr. Special Needs Golf Tournament

The next Andy Smith Sr. Special Needs Golf Tournament will be on Monday, July 15, 2019. To learn more about the golf tournament, click here. The last tournament was held on Monday, July 16 at Hiwan Golf Club, which was a great success! We had 116 golfers, tons of volunteers from EPRD and the Mountain Foothills Rotary, and a roomful of amazing silent auction items donated by generous sponsors and individuals! We appreciate your support of our INSPIRE program. Click on the links to see the results and pictures.
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Contact

Maren Schreiber INSPIRE Coordinator 720-880-1219 mschreiber@eprd.co
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