Surprise wins award for adaptive recreation program offered in partnership with Royals, Rangers
Surprise, AZ (July 26, 2018) The city of Surprise took home a statewide award this week for an adaptive recreation program that gives athletes with physical and developmental disabilities a chance to train with Major League Baseball players and coaches.
The city’s Adaptive Spring Sports Training Clinic won the “Outstanding Program – Adaptive Program Award” for populations over 100,000 at the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association Awards on July 25 in Scottsdale.
The sports training clinic was offered in partnership with the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers and gave 100 athletes the opportunity to work on their hitting, fielding, throwing, and catching skills with some of their favorite Major League Baseball players.
The city would like to thank everyone who helped to make the clinic such a success, including the Rangers and Royals organizations, the seven major league athletes, 11 coaches and 30 volunteers who enthusiastically donated their time.
A video showcasing the clinic was produced by the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association and can be viewed here: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1183989779
The city’s Adaptive Spring Sports Training Clinic is just one of the many adaptive recreation programs offered by the City of Surprise. The city is committed to offering quality recreation activities in a safe, inclusive and accessible environment.
For more information on city of Surprise adaptive recreation programs, please call 623.222.2000 or visit the website at www.surpriseaz.gov/recreation.
Pictured L-R: Surprise Recreation Manager Shannon Gaul, Surprise CRS Director Donna Miller, Surprise Recreation Coordinator Jeni Corkin, Texas Rangers AZ Operations Stosh Hoover, Kansas City Royals AZ Operations Nick Leto