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Adaptive Recreation and Sports provides activities and special assistance to individuals 12 and over with intellectual disabilities. 

For more information on all of our programs, call 310.618.2934 or email Charlene Walker, Program Coordinator, at CWalker@TorranceCA.GOV

To register for this program print and mail in the Special Needs Recreation Registration Form.

 

ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS

PALS (People Actively Learning and Sharing)
A social club for individuals 12 and over with intellectual disabilities that offers dances, social activities, a quarterly newsletter, and more!  The annual fee (January-December) is $20 for Torrance residents and $25 for non-residents.  The PALS membership fee includes the Adaptive Sports Program.

Adaptive Sports
This is an integrated year-round sports program for youth (aged 12 and older) and adults with intellectual disabilities. Weekly practice locations vary and competitions are held throughout Southern California. Seasonal sports include basketball, bocce, bowling, cycling, lap swim, soccer, softball, and tennis. The annual fee includes the PALS membership and must be paid prior to participation.

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Special Olympics
This is a competitive sports and training program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Sports are  offered on a seasonal basis.  Registration occurs in January and August.  Special Olympics registration and medical releases are required prior to participation. Weekly practice locations will vary and competitions are held throughout Southern California.

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Special Olympics and Adaptive Recreation and Sports by Seasons

Spring

(February -June)

Summer

Fall

(August -November)

Basketball

Bowling

Soccer

Bocce

Cycling

Tennis

Swimming

Swimming

Swimming

Bowling

Softball

Bowling

 

Would you like to share your talents and become a volunteer coach?  Please, visit our website and register here.

 

Activity Calendars 

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For more information on these programs or to check for last minute cancellations, please call (310) 618-2934.  A recorded message for weekend events will be updated by Thursday after 6:00 p.m. 

 

Cycling
Please call for more information.

 

Lap Swim
Victor E. Benstead Plunge
3331 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503
Reservations Required

 

Bocce
Columbia Park
4045 190th St
Torrance, CA 90505

 

Softball
Columbia Park
4045 190th St
Torrance, CA 90505

 

Soccer
Walteria Park
3855 W. 242nd St
Torrance, CA 90505

 

Tennis
Charles Wilson Park
2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503

 

PALS Bowling
Palos Verdes Bowl
24600 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90502
Monthly Reservations Required

 

PALS Dance
Ken Miller Recreation Center
3341 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503

 

“Creating and Enriching Community through People, Programs and Partnerships”
City of Torrance Community Services Department • RECREATION DIVISION• 3031 Torrance Boulevard
www.TorranceCA.Gov.com