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Recreation Providers Meeting

Friday, May 12, 2023, 9:30-11:30am

Join other recreation providers to network, learn about upcoming programs, and have fun with your peers.

Date: Friday, May 12, 2023

Time: 9:30am-11:30am

Location: Gateway Region YMCA, 2815 Scott Avenue, Suite D, St. Louis, MO 63103 (map)

Agenda: Come and Learn about the YMCA’s New Adaptive Sports Programs and their future facility plans. Also, Kim Hedgpeth with Renew, Nature & Forest Therapy, will present about this new program. or 314-726-6044

Bring materials to share with about 30 attendees, or information on how to connect to your online resources. Please forward to other recreation providers or folks within your organization who provide recreation services. Flyer

Recognition Ceremony

Thursday, March 23, 2023, 11:30am-1:30pm

The Lodge in Des Peres, MO (map)
1050 Des Peres Road
Des Peres, MO 63131

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us to recognize individuals and organizations who have provided outstanding work in the area of leisure and recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities. This year’s guest speaker, Gabriel Cobb, gave a wonderful presentation about his participationg in many activities including triathlons, taekwondo, cooking, playing the piano, and more.

Congratulations to all our Award Winners and Recognitions:

2020 Outstanding Recreation Provider: This long overdue award (due to Covid cancelations)was presented to Janine Roe, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Speciality for the Hospital “Fishing Program”

2023 Outstanding Recreation Providers:  Dan Correll, St. Louis Arc and Sheila Suderwalla, Artists First

2023 Outstanding Recreation Program: Spectrum Fitness, owner: Stephanie Hoffman

2023 Outstanding Volunteer Awards: Dan Engelhard with High School TriClub, and The Lafayette High School’s Boy Basketball Team for their support of the YMCA adapted sports program

2023 Wall of Fame Awards for 20 or more years of service in the field of recreation: Laura Bronnbauer and Julia Ellis

2023 Jim Guest Award: Xander Wurman

2023 Special Recognitions: Peg Capo, Deb Fruend & Kim Kopff as they retire from long and illustrious careers in recreation. Happy Retirement!

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Evening of Entertainment

No date set, Check back for details

Orlando’s Event Center
2050 Dorsett Village Plaza
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Practice your skills now to be ready for the talent show.  Access-4-All Sponsors this event for individuals of all abilities to share their talents in a performance that must include at least one person with a disability and can be up to five minutes long. Individual and group performances are being sought. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners in each category. For questions, contact Katie Banister at (314) 481-0633 or  For information about Evening of Entertainment, contact our main office at (314) 726-6044 EXT 101.

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