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LWSRC
1900 Heather Glen Dr.
New Lenox, IL 60451

Phone: (815) 320-3500
Fax: (312) 660-8831

Office hours:
Monday through Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Adapted Sports (PI & VI)

The adapted sports program started at LWSRA in 2007 thanks to Keith Wallace. It was started in an effort to provide recreational opportunities for people with physical disabilities. Adapted sports athletes reside in our member park districts as well as many communties beyond our districts. Power Soccer was the first sport LWSRA offered and increased LWSRA’s recognition in the adapted sports community. Since 2009, the program has grown immensely including players receiving Team USA tryouts and college scholarships to play wheelchair basketball.

Wheeelchair Basketball

Wheelchair basketball is a Paralympic sport designed for individuals with a primary physical disability affecting his/her lower body. Athletes with a spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, amputation or other diagnosis that affects one’s ability to play competitive stand-up basketball may qualify. To play wheelchair basketball you do NOT have to be an everyday wheelchair user. Sports wheelchairs are provided to allow everyone to compete on the same playing field. New athletes and seasoned athletes are welcomed to play. The season runs October through April.
LWSRA offers 5 wheelchair basketball teams
  • Minis - Ages 3-9 (using a 6’ rim for beginner athletes)
  • Prep - Ages 8-13 (uses 8.5’ rim)
  • Varsity* - High School level using 10’rim *(Advanced Prep players may qualify)
  • Adults
  • Women



Wheelchair Softball

Wheelchair softball is designed for individuals with a primary physical disability affecting his/her lower body. Athletes with a spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, amputation, limb length difference, ankle fusion, or other diagnosis that affects one’s ability to play competitive stand-up baseball/softball may qualify. To play wheelchair softball you do NOT have to be an everyday wheelchair user to participate. Sports wheelchairs are provided to allow everyone to compete on the same playing field. LWSRA has its own accessible wheelchair softball field consisting of painted asphalt. Program is offered May through August.


Boccia

Boccia is a Paralympic Sport that is a precision ball sport like bocce. The sport is open to individuals with cerebral palsy, traumatic head Injury, stroke, spinal cord and muscular dystrophy. Adaptive equipment is available for those who need assistance in propelling the ball onto the court. Program is offered year round.


VI/PI Bowling

This program is offered for individuals with physical disabilities, blind and visual impairments. It's a chance to improve bowling skills in a social setting. Program is offered year round.




***Are you interested in a sport that you don’t see listed? Let us know what you are looking for. We can help you find resources and contacts to get involved!***

For more information: Contact Katey Ahern, Recreation Specialist, Adapted Sports at (815) 320-3506 or kahern@lwsra.org

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