Greeley’s AIR Program Aims to Foster an Inclusive Community
The City of Greeley strives to be an inclusive community for people of all abilities. A large part of this inclusivity is Greeley's Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR) program, which helps those with disabilities be a part of the Greeley community.
"The adaptive recreation scene really helps make a community. For people with disabilities...they're like everyone else," said Kassi Decuir, Recreation Coordinator for AIR, in our "Tuned In to NoCo" interview. "They want those outlets like everyone else does...[and] things are available for them."
These outlets are possible thanks to the support of local partnerships. From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on July 24, Greeley's AIR program will host Special Olympics Colorado at the Greeley Ice Haus. The event will allow children with disabilities to experience ice skating with the guidance they need.
While this event is only available to those involved with Special Olympics Colorado, this is just one of the many opportunities that AIR offers to the community.
Registration for Greeley Recreation fall sports — which offers adaptive and inclusive youth leagues — is open now. On August 21, the program will educate the public about adaptive and inclusive recreation over a fun day of kickball, crafts, and more.
The Greeley Ice Haus will also be hosting inclusive 'Learn to Skate' classes in September.
"Our focus is making all of Greeley Rec programs both inclusive and then also offering special programs for those with disabilities so that they can be a part of Greeley and be a part of that community," said Decuir. "...we're here and we're ready to recreate."
Learn more about Greeley's AIR program and their upcoming event by listening to the full "Tuned In to NoCo" interview with Kassi Decuir below.
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