Cheektowaga Adapted Recreation Program

Cheektowaga Adapted Recreation Program Recreation program for individuals with special needs.

Operating as usual


Weather pending we are planning to start track and field on Wednesday, April 7, 6-8pm. We will be holding practice in the park. Mailings will be going out in Monday’s mail with the calendar and directions for location. If you have any questions please message us here or email us at [email protected] for the quickest response. We look forward to seeing everyone!


We finally have some information to share. We will not be resuming the Saturday Mini Camp portion of our Adapted Recreation Program for this season.

We are in the process of planning to run two of our sports programs. These will not be associated with Special Olympics, but will be our Adapted Recreation Sports Programs. We are looking to hold Track & Field and Softball, fully outdoors. Potentially Track will run April - June and Softball June - August, weather depending. Keep an eye on our page and your mailbox for further information to come.

Please contact us on our page or at [email protected] with questions or for more information.


As per information received from the Cheektowaga Youth and Rec Department, we will not be resuming the Adapted Recreation Program or our sports programs, including Special Olympics, until most likely January. If you need to reach us for any reason, or have more specific questions please email [email protected]. Also message us here. Please do not call the office as we are unable to be in while the program is shut down.


At this time we do not have any definitive information regarding Adapted Rec being able to run. Plans and programming are being discussed but unknown for now.

Madison Grace Koeppel was born June 18th at 10:00am. Mommy and Madison are both doing great!

Madison Grace Koeppel was born June 18th at 10:00am. Mommy and Madison are both doing great!

Special Olympics NY

Special Olympics NY

New York State Police Lieutenant Greg Peron knows how much our athletes are missing competition. So he made some surprise visits to say hello and shoot some hoops! #NationalPoliceWeek


UPDATE: The Texas Roadhouse Dinner/Basket Auction scheduled for May 9th is being INDEFINITELY POSTPONED at this time. It will be held at a later date, possibly in the fall. Those who already purchased tickets, we will still honor those or we can refund your money once we are able to be in the office again.


Lifeguards needed for Cheektowaga Youth & Recreation. Click on the link for employment application. Once complete email to [email protected]

Cheektowaga Youth and Recreation

Cheektowaga Youth and Recreation

We miss all the kids in our programs this Spring, so we have teamed up with the Easter Bunny to drive by and say Hi!! Feel free to wave and take pictures as we drive through. (Please note, we cannot guarantee approximate times/streets that the bunny will visit, but we will make every effort to drive through as many streets as possible on 4/9/20. We appreciate your understanding


Hello! We hope that everyone is safe and healthy during these challenging times. You are in our thoughts and we miss everyone.

At this time ARP staff are unable to be in the office and may not be for some time.

We are available through electronic means to answer questions. Please email at [email protected] or send a message to our page.

Thank you,
Program Coordinator

Hello everyone. We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy! We unfortunately have some disappointing news to shar...

Hello everyone. We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy!

We unfortunately have some disappointing news to share: Special Olympics New York has cancelled competitions through the end of May. With that unfortunately this also means that Summer State Games has also been cancelled as athletes will not have participated in the required amount of training.

Athletes can continue to stay connected to Special Olympics through the link below. Live webinars are offered each Friday at 11am and daily videos are posted their YouTube channel to promote health and fitness.

WEBINAR FRIDAYS We’re bringing the Special Olympics family together virtually as often as we can. Join us for a live webinar every Friday at 11 a.m. CLICK HERE TO JOIN ACCESS NEW CONTENT Every Weekday, Beginning at 11:00 am Every weekday at 11:00 a.m., a new video will be posted on the Special Oly...


Posted on behalf of one of our staff -
Hello families! With schools closed right now, I would like to offer virtual tutoring to help keep kids engaged and focused on school work in a fun, educational, and interactive way. My experience includes being an occupational therapy student in grad school, an activity director and counselor for 8 years at Alexander day camp, after school program coordinator at the YMCA, and substitute teacher at Maryvale. If you are interested please email me at [email protected]. I look forward to hearing from you!
Brian Wroblewski


The super regional basketball tournament at Brockport has officially been cancelled.


The swim tournament scheduled for April 4th has been canceled. We will update you on future Special Olympic events as information is provided to us.


Update: All Adapted Rec Programs cancelled until further notice, now including Saturday Mini Camp and April Break Camp.


UPDATE: The Texas Roadhouse Dinner/Basket Auction originally scheduled for March 28th is being RESCHEDULED for Saturday May 9th. Those who already purchased tickets are all set. Please see staff if you would like to purchase tickets. We are still accepting basket donations as well.

To all ARP families and staff - Please read the attached letter carefully.  Thank you!

To all ARP families and staff - Please read the attached letter carefully. Thank you!


REMINDER: There is no swimming tonight, March 11.


Attention Track and Swimming participants: There will be no track tonight, Tuesday March 10th and no swimming Wednesday March 11th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please join us for a fun night to support the Adapted Recreation Program!  We have already received many great baskets a...

Please join us for a fun night to support the Adapted Recreation Program! We have already received many great baskets and donations for the basket auction. Tickets are available for presale. Contact us for tickets.


Reminder Adapted Rec families there is no Mini Camp tomorrow, Saturday February 22nd.


Still accepting registrations for February Break Club. February 18th-21st. Contact us for information.

Flyers will be sent out in our February mailing!

Flyers will be sent out in our February mailing!


Our only date for swimming this month will be Wednesday, January 15th. We apologize for any inconvenience! New calendars will be mailed to those families that participate in swimming.


Plan ahead - New for 2020 Camp/Adapted Recreation Program staff will be running the February Break week club and the Spring Break week club for ages 5-12. The program will be fully integrated as well and be held at the Alexander Community Center. Space will be limited, so look for more information after the new year!

Who is ready for our Thanksgiving feast tomorrow?  Make sure you bring your appetite!  🦃 🍽

Who is ready for our Thanksgiving feast tomorrow? Make sure you bring your appetite! 🦃 🍽

Great day at Hidden Valley Animal Adventures!

Great day at Hidden Valley Animal Adventures!


Saturday mini camp families- reminder for the field trip for tomorrow, the drop off is at 8:45 am. Bring a lunch, drink and dress for the weather.


Unfortunately we are still working to secure a facility for swimming. Swimming is postponed until we are able to secure a location, date, and time. Information will be sent as soon as we have it! We appreciate your patience and flexibility!

So much fun in art today at ARP!!!

So much fun in art today at ARP!!!


Due to the significant chance of rain this evening during track practice, practice will be at the Alexander building tonight. Track & Field back at the building tonight.


Reminder: Track practice is at JFK tomorrow evening!! (In the event of inclement weather you will be notified of a change in location.)


275 Alexander Ave
Cheektowaga, NY

General information

Program runs from October through May, with softball continuing into early August. We offer Saturday Mini Camp, Friday night community and building events, Bowling (every other Saturday), Basketball (currently Monday evenings), Track & Field (Tuesday evenings), and Swimming (currently Wednesday evenings).

Opening Hours

9am - 2:30pm


(716) 897-7205


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Katerina will not be at track practice tonight. Thanks Mrs Blake
Good morning! I was wondering if swimming will be starting this Wednesday. Could you confirm that and the location please? Thanks!
Hi there! We are new to the program and will be starting in January. We have a 7 year old non verbal ASD son who is going to LOVE this! We are just participating in the sports programs and I am just wondering what we can expect. What should be be bringing? Does he need an aid with him or is that provided? And where can I find a calendar to show the dates, times and location of practices? Thanks so much!
hi my name is Mrs Blake. My daughter Katerina is a program member. Could someone send me the class code to join remind. I did have remind on my phone but its gone thank you
Albany was hot, but she was on FIRE!
Francesca met, and thanked, the Color Guard before Opening Ceremonies.