March 17, 2021

County Recreation Continues to Successfully Reopen, Including Creative Sports Program for Young People with Disabilities

Montgomery County Recreation is moving toward reopening programs in step with the County’s recovery from the COVID-19 health crisis. Its spring programs will include those that feature a medley of glow-in-the dark and other sports activities for youth and young adults with disabilities.

Kickball and bocce are planned to be glow-in-the-dark activities. Whiffle ball and basic soccer are skill-building activities that round out this non-competitive sports program called Sports Medley. The program provides safe, in-person activities to get youth with disabilities safely back to in-person fitness and social activities.

“The pandemic has been hard on everyone,” said Program Manager Trish Gill. “Sports Medley is a fun, non-competitive fitness activity. Many people have been isolated in their homes to protect themselves from COVID-19 and this is a way for our young people to safely return to in-person activities.”

Sports Medley will be offered at Plum Gar Community Recreation Center beginning today, Thursday, March 18, and at the Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center beginning Saturday, March 20. Prompt registration is encouraged as the programs are expected to fill. Registration is available at ActiveMontgomery.

There are many other therapeutic recreation programs, including in-person and virtual dance and social time activities. Programs are available for youth and adults.

Montgomery County Recreation’s successful reopening of instructor-led, in-person classes began in February. Later, the County reopened eight community recreation centers on a limited schedule. The open community recreation centers are Bauer Drive, Damascus, Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac, Jane E. Lawton, Plum Gar, Potomac, Praisner and White Oak.  

For more information about Sports Medley, contact Ms. Gill at or marco.d'