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Special Populations programs are designed for any individual, youth or adult, with a mental or physical disability who chooses not to participate in regular Derby Recreation Commission programs. 

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FREE SPIRITS SPORTS BANQUET

The Derby Free Spirits will be honoring all the athletes that competed in the basketball and cheerleading seasons.  Dinner will be served and certificates will be awarded.

Day    Date       Time             Fee         Location  

W       3/22       6:30p-8:00p    FREE     OAC       

CHALLENGE GAMES 2017

This annual track & field competition is sanctioned by Adaptive Sports, USA. Athletes from Kansas and surrounding states will enjoy a day of competition followed by a dinner and dance.  All ages.

Day    Date      Time                 Location   

S        5/27      8:00a-12:00p      Panther Stadium


AFTERNOON ADVENTURES

Afternoon Adventures is a cooperative effort with the Derby Recreation Commission and USD 260.  Adventures are planned for USD 260 students with intellectual and physical disabilities.  The adventures for the spring will be bowling at Derby Bowl and Swimming at the DRC.  All ages.

Day      Date         Time                 Fee           Location

T, W     3/7-3/8      9:30a-10:30a      FREE        Derby Bowl

T, W     3/7-3/8      12:30p-2:00p      FREE        Derby Bowl

T, Th      4/25-4/27 12:30p-2:00p      FREE        Pool

T, W       4/21-4/28   9:00a-10:30a    FREE        Pool

T, W       4/21-4/28 12:30p-2:00p      FREE        Pool

FREE SPIRITS CREATE ABILITIES

This class is designed for individuals with learning and developmental disabilities.  Utilizing art making within the group setting, this class will help to foster social skills and provides a framework for increased self awareness and emotional expression.  Each week participants focus on a different theme, exploring various art making processes in this hands on class.  The helping hands of caregivers is always welcome.  Ages 6-15.

Day        Date             Time                Fee       Location   

Th           3/30-4/20      4:30p-6:00p      $10        DHS       

Th           4/27-5/18      4:30p-6:00p      $10        DHS       

FREE SPIRITS SWIMMING

This sport is a splash!  Athletes will work on many different strokes; freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, and backstroke.  Events include individual races and relays.  The team will compete in the area and state competitions held in Wichita.  Ages 8 and up.

Day    Date            Time              Fee          Location  

W       3/29-5/31     7:30p-8:30p    FREE       Pool       


FREE SPIRITS TRACK & FIELD

The Free Spirits Track season is racing your way!  The team will take part in area and state competitions.  Athletes can choose to participate in a variety of events such as the softball throw, long jump, shot put and walking and running races.   Ages 8 and up.

Day    Date          Time               Fee        Location         

M        4/3-5/29     5:30p-6:30p     FREE    Panther Stadium   

FREE SPIRITS PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED TRACK

Drag out those running shoes and warm up those race chairs! Track season is just around the corner.   Athletes will compete in the Endeavor Games and Challenge 2017.  P.C. Track team will practice twice weekly beginning in mid-April.  Contact Carol Keller at 250-7242 for more details.

MOVIE NIGHT

The Free Spirits will be attending a movie at Warren Theaters.  We will watch either a PG or G rated movie.  You must bring additional money for snacks.  Family  and friends are invited to attend for the price of the movie ticket. Call Dee Anna at 529- 2677 to make reservations.  All ages.

Day    Date          Time                Fee         Location   

F        4/21           6:00p-10:00p    FREE     Warren     

WICHITA FORCE FOOTBALL

Cheer on the Wichita Force indoor football team.  Tickets are free to athletes.  Family and Friends are welcome to attend for the price of a ticket.  Call the DRC at 529-2677 to make reservations.  All ages.

Day    Date         Time                 Fee          Location  

F        5/12          5:30p-10:00p     FREE       Intrust     

ENDEAVOR GAMES

The Derby Free Spirits Physically Challenged Track team will travel to Edmond Oklahoma for a weekend of competition.  Transportation is provided with departure from the Derby Recreation Center.

Day      Date           Time                Fee         Location   

Th-S     6/8-6/10       5:00a-11:00p    FREE     Edmond