Acworth Horizon League

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HORIZON LEAGUES


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The Horizon League provides children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in athletic events, develop lasting relationships among their peers, coaches and parents and demonstrate to them that they are an important part of their community by creating an environment of inclusion for both the participants and their families.

The League is open to youth and young adults ages five and up. Teams are broken up by age groups. Games are non-competitive and each player on the roster gets on base before the opposing team gets to bat.

For more information contact Lauren Ham at lham@acworth.org or call 770.917.1234.


Horizon Kickball League
SN KickballThe Horizon League provides children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in athletic events, develop lasting relationships among their peers, coaches and parents and demonstrate to them that they are an important part of their community by creating an environment of inclusion for both the participants and their families.

The League is open to youth and young adults ages five and up. Teams are broken up by age groups. Games are non-competitive and each player on the roster gets on base before the opposing team gets to kick.

For more information contact Lauren Ham at lham@acworth.org or call 770.917.1234.


 HORIZON PROGRAMS


SN_GolfGolf Clinic
Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department is excited to offer Adaptive Golf for participants with special needs. Athletes will tee off at Governor's Towne Club in Acworth. Participants will learn basic golf skills and rules of the game. This special clinic took place this past May and will be offered again throughout the year!

For more information contact Lauren Ham at lham@acworth.org or call 770.917.1234.


Tennis Clinic
SN TennisThe Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department is excited to add this addition to the selection of Horizon League activities for all individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities. This introductory class is open to all ages. Basic tennis skills for this fun and exciting game will be taught during this clinic and no experience is required. All classes will be held at Governor's Towne Club in Acworth.

For more information contact Lauren Ham at lham@acworth.org or call 770.917.1234.


Soccer Clinic
SN SoccerGet ready to play some soccer on the Horizon Field! This clinic accommodates individuals of all disabilities, ages five and up. The bulk of the clinic focuses on soccer skill building activities and will conclude with a scrimmage game. This clinic will take place in the spring on Saturday's from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

For more information contact Lauren Ham at lham@acworth.org or call 770.917.1234.


Walking Club
SN_Walking_ClubLace up your walking shoes! Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department is pleased to offer the Horizon Walking Club for individuals with cognative and physical disabilities. Enjoy a refreshing walk and good conversation with friends during this five week session each fall. Participants will walk trails in and around Acworth, including Dallas Landing Park, Cauble Park, Logan Farm Park and the Acworth Sports Complex. A healthy snack will be provided.

For more information contact Lauren Ham at lham@acworth.org or call 770.917.1234.


HORIZON EVENTS


CTB_CollageCovering the Bases
Each summer, the Acworth Police Department and the Acworth Horizon League begin preparing for the upcoming Covering The Bases Fundraiser. The event kicks off on a Friday in September at 7:00 p.m. and continues over the next 24 hours, concluding at 7:00 p.m. on the following Saturday. This fundraising event helps support the Horizon Field athletics and programming. “Covering the Bases” was initially started to help raise the needed funds to build a synthetic rubberized ball field where children with all types of disabilities could participate in recreational sports. Monies raised also helped to build a handicap accessible playground, as well as a handicap accessible concession stand. This fundraiser has since helped maintain the field, equipment, and create new programs; such as a kickball league, soccer clinics, adult baseball leagues and new this year, adaptive tennis.

This is a fun filled event with activities for everyone! This is a 100% volunteer event and every dollar raised goes back into the Horizon programs. So far, Covering the Bases has raised over $100,000.00 dollars to help support the Horizon League. Come out and show your support for this amazing league in Acworth!

For more information on this event, to donate, or to volunteer your time please visit www.coveringthebases.org


Metro Atlanta Circus
SN_CircusThe Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department partners with the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association, Field Entertainment, and Gas South each year to bring individuals with special needs the Magical Journey Experience at the Ringling Brother and Barnum Bailey Circus! All ages and levels of ability are welcome! This free event will take place on a Friday night in February and is by reservation only, since limited tickets are available. Participants will have a pre-show interactive experience, including a meet and greet with performers, refreshments and then see one of the best circus shows around!

For more information contact Lauren Ham at lham@acworth.org or call 770.917.1234.


Cal Ripken Clinic
SN Cal RipkenThe Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department partners with Day's Chevrolet in Acworth each year to hold a one day clinic at Turner Field for individuals with special needs. All ages and levels of ability are welcome! This free clinic focuses on teaching the fundamentals of baseball and ends with an autograph session with a retired Braves athlete! This clinic takes place on a Tuesday in June from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Spots are limited and rsvp's must be made in advance.

For more information contact Lauren Ham at lham@acworth.org or call 770.917.1234.


Disney on Ice
SN DisneyThe Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department partners with Gas South each year to send individuals with special needs to Disney on Ice! All ages and levels of ability are welcome! This free event takes place in October and is by reservation only, since limited tickets are available. Participants will arrive at Phillips Arena at 5:15 p.m. for activites, refreshments, and a meet and greet with at least one character from the show! Afterwards, everyone is shown to their seats to enjoy the newest Disney on Ice performance!

For more information contact Lauren Ham at lham@acworth.org or call 770.917.1234.