Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation community centers will be adding adaptive programming thanks to a $2,500 grant received by the Clarksville Association for Down Syndrome.
The grant was awarded by the “Healthy Middle TN: Meaningful Improvements Designed Through Networks” program, which enhances local and regional health initiatives that link economic development and business with health, education and human services organizations.“CADS is elated to have received this grant and to be able to open up adaptive programming opportunities for all our special citizens and their families, said Patricia Hanna, Executive Director of Clarksville Association for Down Syndrome. “Fitness and Nutrition will be the start of many programs offered. We will continue to grow partnerships with organizations in our community to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities.
Dan Carpenter, Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Deputy Director of Recreation, said the adaptive programming is in the planning stage and will start at Crow Community Center in July.
“We are extremely excited about this new partnership with CADS and we look forward to the positive impact this will make in Clarksville.”
About the Clarksville Association for Down Syndrome
Clarksville Association for Down Syndrome (CADS) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to educate and create a support network for individuals with down syndrome, their families and the community.
For more information on CADS visit their website at: www.cadstn.org
About the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department
The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of recreational facilities and activities for all ages, maintains more than 700 acres of parks and facilities, provides 22 park facilities that offer a variety of amenities, including playgrounds, picnic areas, walking trails and pavilions or picnic shelters and maintains three community centers with year-round programming for youth, adults and seniors, as well as four public swimming pools
The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is located at 102 Public Square, Clarksville.
To learn more call 931.645.7476.