Welcome to Special Sports!
Click here for a 2019-20 registration form.
Click here for a welcome letter to the Special Sports Program
SPECIAL SPORTS OVERVIEW
It is that time of year again to sign your child up for another exciting season of Carmel Dads’ Club Special Sports. In order to do this, registration is necessary and must be completed EACH YEAR. Please take a moment upon receiving this letter and fill out your registration form. Mark all the activities you anticipate your child will want to participate in. Mail form to:
Carmel Dads’ Club Special Sports
Chris Ollier, Secretary
6046 Manning Road
Indianapolis, IN 46228-1048
Volunteers are always needed for the CDC Special Sports! If you know of any teens (age 13 or older), groups, or adults that would like to help out with our program on Saturdays, please have them contact Kelly Donley at the e-mail address below. It’s a fun and rewarding way to get service hours too! Also, if you know of any special events that would benefit our group and kids, e-mail Kelly Donley at [email protected] and our parents will be notified via e-mail. Thanks for your help!
SPECIAL SPORTS INFORMATION
The Special Sports Program provides a positive sports experience for mentally and/or physically challenged school aged children, five and up, throughout central Indiana, and has been a part of the Carmel Dads’ Club for approximately thirty-one years.
Our program is an excellent stepping stone for those who might choose to participate in Special Olympics. Everyone participates according to his or her interest and ability, and the rules of each sport are modified to meet each individual’s ability level. Please click on the schedule tab for our current season's calendar.
Each Saturday throughout the school year, participants get together to play a rotating sports schedule, featuring T-ball, soccer, basketball, bowling, tennis and volleyball.
SOAP BOX DERBY
In addition, participants also have the opportunity to take part in an annual soap box derby, in which they are paired with professional drivers for a thrilling ride down soap box hill.
REGISTRATION AND FEES
Due to monies raised through seven years of Special Sports Food and Wine Fests, a special fund (The Rod Richardson and Carrie Hutnicke Fund for Special Sports) was established with the Carmel Dads’ Club. This fund will continue to provide the resources necessary for all Special Sports activities to remain free forever for our participants. A registration form can be filled out on the first day of participation or may be downloaded off of the Carmel Dads’ Club website by clicking on the registration tab.