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


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 usually takes place on a Saturday in the spring. 

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


Mileage Club
Mileage ClubLace up your walking shoes! Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department is pleased to offer the Horizon Mileage Club for individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities. Strengthen, tone, and stretch your muscles as you walk and talk during this program taking place twice a year. Athletes will walk trails in and around Logan Farm Park while their laps get tracked and recorded.  Each week the athletes will be rewarded based on their progress!

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


Adaptive Yoga
Horizon YogaThe Acworth Parks and Recreation Department is offering yoga classes for individuals with special needs.  All levels of ability are welcome.  The class focuses on teaching modified yoga postures and breathing techniques.  Classes are held each winter for a small registration fee.  

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


Cal Ripken Clinic
Suntrust ParkThe Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department partners with Day's Chevrolet in Acworth each year to hold a one day clinic at Suntrust Park 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 Wednesday 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.


Click here to see the current list of activities available for registration.