2017 was IncredABLE
The IncredABLE's Program grew by leaps, bounds, and a few kicks in 2017.
If 2017 is any indication of things to come for the City's IncredABLE's program, then 2018 is going to be spectacular! Participation in City classes, events, and the Special Olympics Local Program increased over the course of the past year with no signs of stopping.
The City established its Special Olympics Local Program in 2016. Building on the success of the first season, participation in the sport more than doubled in 2017. Fourteen athletes regularly participated in the program and were invited to take part in the Special Olympics Inland Empire Regionals in Perris, CA. Two IncredABLE athletes placed gold and silver in the individual skills portion, and the team took home bronze in their division.
The Special Needs Partnership Coalition, a group of representatives from several organizations formed to support the needs of our Special Needs residents, presented its first Special Needs Resource Fair in 2017. This event was a tremendous success with 150 families in attendance, obtaining program information and resources from organizations throughout the Inland Empire. Thanks to the positive feedback from all in attendance, the Partnership Coalition plans to make this an annual event.
2018 is off to a great start with three new classes: Sportball Multi-Sport, Family Yoga, and Social & Adaptive Baking Skills Class. The Spring will bring Friday Night Fun Clubs, the Special Needs Prom, themed "A Night on the Red Carpet," as well as gymnastics and self-defense classes.
The City hopes to become even more IncredABLE as the Special Needs programs continue to grow. Come participate in your favorite event or class. Bocce is underway for the Spring and the City is constantly recruiting athletes, coaches, and volunteers. For more information, visit the IncredABLES program online at www.CityofRC.us/incredables.