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Summer Program & Event Openings

Did you miss the online registration deadline for the summer season? You’re in luck – we’re still accepting registrations by mail and in person for these programs and events!

Programs for Everyone

  • Horseback Riding Lessons (Holistic Riding Equestrian Therapy) – Multiple dates and times – Lemont
  • Ice Skating – Wednesdays, 6/21-8/9, 4:40-5:20 p.m. – Woodridge
  • Swimming Lessons – Thursdays, 6/15-8/3 – Oak Brook

Programs and Events for Children & Young Teens

  • Right Fit (Ages 8-15) – Tuesdays, June 13-August 1, 4-5 p.m. or 5-6 p.m. – Willowbrook
  • Beginner Gymnastics (Ages 4-10) – Thursdays, June 15-August 3, 6-6:45 p.m. – Westmont
  • Woodridge Jubilee Carnival (Ages 11-15) – Saturday, June 17 – Denning, Lemont, & SEASPAR transportation available
  • Teen Excursion – 4th of July Celebration (Ages 11-15) – Saturday, July 1 – Denning, Lemont, & SEASPAR transportation available
  • Boy SwimmingPark n’ Pool (Ages 5-10) – Saturday, July 1 – Denning, Lemont, & SEASPAR transportation available
  • Teen Excursion – Art with Animals (Ages 11-15) – Saturday, July 22 – Denning, Lemont, & SEASPAR transportation available
  • Swimming Spectacular (Ages 11-15) – Sunday, July 23 – Denning, Lemont, & SEASPAR transportation available
  • Swimming & Ice Cream (Ages 5-10) – Saturday, August 5 – Denning, Lemont, & SEASPAR transportation available
  • Teen Overnight (Ages 11-15) – Friday, August 11-Saturday, August 12 – Lisle (Denning & Lemont transportation available)

Programs and Events for Teens & Adults

  • Wrestle Mania – Mondays, June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, 7-9 p.m. – Lisle (Denning transportation available)
  • Baseball Tour – Wednesdays, June 14 & 28, July 12, August 9 – Denning, Lemont, & SEASPAR transportation available
  • Baseball Bonanza – Sundays, June 25, July 2, 9, & 30, 1-4:45 p.m. – Westmont (Denning & Lemont transportation available)
  • Chicago Cubs (Only a few tickets left!) – Sunday, July 9 – Denning, Lemont, & SEASPAR transportation available
  • Animal Assisted TherapyAnimal Assisted Therapy – Tuesdays, July 11-August 1, 7-8 p.m. – Darien
  • Bristol Renaissance Faire – Sunday, July 16 – Denning, Lemont, & SEASPAR transportation available
  • Old Town Pour House – Sunday, July 23 – Denning, Lemont, & SEASPAR transportation available
  • Chicago White Sox (Only a few tickets left!) – Saturday, July 29 – Denning, Lemont, & SEASPAR transportation available
  • Movie in the Park – Friday, August 4, 8:30-10:30 p.m. – Westmont
  • Funfest – Saturday, August 5, 4-7 p.m. – Clarendon Hills (Lemont transportation available)
  • FVSRA Bowling Tournament – Saturday, September 9 – Denning, Lemont, & SEASPAR transportation available

Download the Summer Program Guide for program/event details, call us at 630.960.7600 for more information, or visit our registration page for printable registration forms!

Horseback Riding Lessons in Lemont

Boy on HorseA new session has been added to our lineup of Horseback Riding Lessons at Holistic Riding Equestrian Therapy at Kopping Farm in Lemont!

The new four-week session will be on Thursdays from May 25 through June 15. The one-hour lessons begin at 5 p.m. The fee is $350, and participants must be ambulatory and able to sit on a horse without a riding partner.

This program is for all experience levels. Riders improve their balance, core stability, and strength while they enjoy the movement of their horse. Holistic Riding follows the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International’s (PATH) guidelines and its instructors are PATH certified.

Additional dates and times may also be available. For more information and to register, please contact Cathy Morava at 630.960.7600.

Summer Kick-Off Party on June 11

Boy with Cotton CandyCome enjoy an afternoon of fun with all your SEASPAR friends at the annual Summer Kick-Off Party!

This year’s event will take place on Sunday, June 11 from 1-4 p.m. at Ty Warner Park in Westmont. We’ll have food, games, music, and lots of good times!

The Summer Kick-Off Party is a free program for participants of all ages and their families. Please RSVP online or by calling 630.960.7600 by June 7.

Walk and Roll-A-Thon on May 21

Walk and Roll-A-Thon ParticipantsSEASPAR’s annual Walk and Roll-A-Thon fundraising event is returning to Ebersold Park in Downers Grove on Sunday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to noon!

SEASPAR participants, their families and friends, and all community members who support SEASPAR’s work are invited to participate.

Take part in the event by asking family, friends, churches, clubs, teachers, co-workers, and others to sponsor you for each lap you complete around the half-mile course at Ebersold Park. Then walk, run, or roll on May 21, collect the money, and submit it to SEASPAR!

This all-ages event welcomes walkers, runners, wheelchairs, rollerblades, strollers, and leashed dogs. Refreshments will be served, and all participants receive a t-shirt. Please register by Monday, May 15.

The funds raised by the event will be put toward the purchase of a SEASPAR vehicle scheduled to be replaced in the near future. For more information or to request a pledge form, please call SEASPAR at 630.960.7600.

Chip In for SEASPAR 9-Hole Golf Event on May 12

GolfersEnjoy an afternoon on the greens on Friday, May 12 at the Downers Grove Golf Course while supporting SEASPAR’s mission of providing top-notch recreational programs and services to people with disabilities!

Registration for this 9-hole outing opens at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon. Tickets are $50/person and include lunch. Proceeds benefit SEASPAR’s programs and services.

Register online today, or call us at 630.960.7600 if you have any questions.

Registration Open for Summer Programs

Summer 2017 Program GuideRegistration is now open for SEASPAR’s summer programs!

Download the Program Guide for program details, visit our registration page for more information, or submit your registration online now!

We’re excited to offer new programs including Developmental Special Olympics Swimming for ages 8 and older, and Bike the Trails 101 for ages 16 and older!

And don’t forget about summer day camp! This year we’ll focus on exploring “The Great Outdoors,” and we’ve extended our Kids Camp and Teen & Adult Camp days by one half-hour. Call us at 630.960.7600 to have a copy of our Day Camp Guide mailed to you, or download it now!

Online registration for all programs closes on Monday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Tributosaurus Becomes Journey Concert on April 27

Tributosaurus“Don’t stop believin'” that tribute band Tributosaurus will become Journey at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove on Thursday, April 27, for SEASPAR’s annual concert fundraiser!

Power pop melodies galore, screaming guitar solos, iconic keyboard parts, and supersized background vocals are the order of the day as Tributosaurus takes on one of the great hit machines of 80s rock – Journey! From their humble beginnings as a prog rock Santana spin-off, to their platinum-coated glory days, there’s a little something at this concert for everyone!

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. VIP tickets are $60 and include seats in the first five rows of the theatre. General Admission tickets are $40 and seating is first-come, first-served. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling SEASPAR at 630.960.7600. Tickets may also be purchased at the SEASPAR office, Anderson’s Bookshop, BankFinancial, or the Tivoli Theatre Box Office, all in Downers Grove.

Tivoli Theatre is located at 5021 Highland Avenue in downtown Downers Grove.

This event is generously sponsored by BankFinancial and Classic Cinemas – Tivoli Theatre.

Get your tickets early for this rocking concert event supporting SEASPAR’s programs and services!

SEASPAR Athletes Go for Gold at Winter Games

Three athletes trained by SEASPAR earned gold medals at the Special Olympics Illinois Winter Games February 8-10.

The Special Olympics Winter Games is one of nine state tournaments held each year, and the final state competition for Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, and Snowshoeing events. Approximately 375 athletes competed at the event at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena.

SEASPAR Athletes with Winter Games Snow TorchMichael Duffy of Westmont earned a gold medal in the Alpine Skiing Super G (downhill) event, and took fourth place in the Giant Slalom event. His ongoing training has paid off – in 2016, Duffy took bronze in the Super G event and fifth place in the Giant Slalom. Duffy was honored in 2016 as the SEASPAR Athlete of the Year.

William Porch of Westmont and Michael Drabik of Woodridge represented SEASPAR in the Cross Country Skiing competition. Porch earned a gold medal for the fifth straight year in the 500M event, making up a minute in time to overtake the silver medalist by a ski length. Porch also earned a silver medal in the 1K event.

Michael Drabik earned a gold medal in the Cross Country Skiing 50M event and a silver medal in the 100M event. This was Drabik’s first Winter Games competition.

Join us in congratulating these athletes on their hard work and achievements!

Horseback Riding Lessons Openings

There are still openings in our winter-spring Horseback Riding Lessons at Holistic Riding at Kopping Farm in Lemont!

Boy on HorsebackWhether you are new to the saddle or have been horseback riding before, this program is for you. Riders improve their balance, core stability, and strength while they enjoy the movement of their horse. Riders of all levels embrace the ageless goal of lightness and harmony with one’s equine partner. Participants must be ambulatory and able to sit on a horse without a riding partner. Holistic Riding follows the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International’s (PATH) guidelines and is PATH certified.

The Horseback Riding Lessons are for all ages, last four weeks, and have a fee of $350. We have openings in the following sessions:

  • Tuesdays, March 7-April 11 (no programs March 21 & 28), 5-6 p.m., Code #9-070-01-6
  • Tuesdays, April 18-May 9, 5-6 p.m., Code #9-070-01-8
  • Thursdays, March 9-April 13 (no programs March 16, 23 & 30; make-up date March 13 or date agreed upon by participant and instructor), 5-6 p.m., Code #9-070-01-7
  • Thursdays, April 20-May 11, 5-6 p.m., Code #9-070-01-9

For more information and to register, please contact Cathy Morava at 630.960.7600.

Level Up Basketball Tournament for SEASPAR

The Level UP Basketball Academy of Downers Grove is hosting the second annual Level UP Cares 3v3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, April 8, with all proceeds from the event benefiting SEASPAR!

Level UP Cares LogoLevel UP provides high-level basketball coaching to children in the Chicagoland area, and is a partner of SEASPAR with its Level UP Cares program focusing on athletes with disabilities.

Level UP’s tournament for SEASPAR will be held at the Downers Grove Recreation Center from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. There are six divisions (male and female): grades 3-4; grades 5-6; grades 7-8; grades 9-12; ages 18-35; and ages 35 and older. Registration is now open for $80/team, with up to four players per team.

Players are guaranteed three games and a tournament t-shirt. Awards are given to division champions. 100% of the tournament proceeds benefit SEASPAR’s programs and services.

Lace up your shoes and visit Level UP’s website to learn more about this fun event and register your team today!

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