Special Recreation Sports

The Park District offers a variety of opportunities for Special Recreation players of all ages. Baseball, Kickball, and Basketball leagues include volunteer helpers and are designed to maximize the fun and experience for all special recreation players.

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Special Recreation Sports

ages: Adult
begins: May 17, 2022
location:

Community Park – Gene Niccum Diamond


fee: Scholarship provided Teutopolis Knights of Columbus and other donations

This is an organized baseball league for adults of any age. Players either hit from a tee or swing at a pitched ball. A buddy system will be in place for all players. Individuals with a physical or mental disability who cannot successfully participate in traditional ball programs are eligible to participate. A total of 6 games will be played. Please contact the Effingham Park District for more information at 217-342-4415. Online registration is now available.


ages: K-High School
begins: May 17, 2022
location:

Community Park, Gene Niccum Diamond


fee: Scholarships provided thru Teutopolis Knights of Columbus

The program will provide the full benefit of “little league” participation in an athletic environment structured to the needs of the children with disabilities. Players either hit from a tee or swing at a pitched ball. A buddy system will be in place for all players. Individuals with a physical or mental disability who cannot safely or successfully participate in the traditional baseball/softball programs are eligible to participate. A total of 6 games will be played. Please contact the Park District office for more information at 217-342-4415. Online registration is now available.


ages: Adults
begins: January 11, 2020
location:

Ron Diehl Center Gym


fee: None

Basketball skills & drills will be taught and shorter games will be played. Special helpers will be available if needed. A total of 4 games will be played. Registration available through Rec Desk. For questions or more information, please contact the Park District at 217-342-4415.


ages: K-High School
begins: January 11, 2020
location:

Ron Diehl Center Gym


fee: None

League will rally start at Noon and end at 1:00 PM. Basketball skills & drills will be taught and short games will be played. Special helpers will be available if needed. A total of 4 games will be played. Registration is available through Rec Desk. For more information, please contact the Park District office at 217-342-4415