This past weekend, Harbour Contractors, Inc. had a great time attending the Special Connections of Grundy County Golf Outing in Morris, IL. Saturday, August 28th, marked the 11th Annual Golf Outing.

The non-profit organization is dedicated to providing social activities for people of all ages and disabilities in and around Grundy County, Illinois. The program’s mission is to connect people with disabilities to their community through the combination and utilization of:

  • Social Interactions
  • Education
  • Recreational Opportunities
  • Shared Information

An environment of inclusion, self-determination, and knowledge is nurtured and works to provide the grounds for the people’s success in the program.

The non-profit organization also offers a variety of programs:

  • Special Olympics Basketball
    • Athletes develop the basic basketball skills of dribbling, passing, catching, and shooting in this event.
  • Special Olympics Bocce
    • Bocce is one of the Special Olympics sports that offer unified play.
    • Unified sports combine a Special Olympics athlete and a person without a disability for competition.
    • At practices, athletes will play practice games where the rules of bocce and strategy of the game are emphasized.
  • Bowling
    • Special Olympics Bowling Team: Athletes have the opportunity to work on their bowling skills and spend time socially with friends.
    • Bowling League: Our bowling league is an 8-week league that meets every Tuesday at Echo Lanes in Morris.
  • Special Olympics Golf
    • Athletes learn and practice all the shots required to play on the course- wood, iron, pitch, chip, and sand shots, as well as putting.
  • Special Olympics Swimming
    • Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events are offered at different distances for individual competition.
  • Special Olympics Athletics
    • There are a variety of field events, including:
      • Softball Throw
      • Shot Put
      • Standing or Running Jump
      • Walking/Running at different distances
  • Special Olympics Snowshoe
    • Snowshoe is a winter equivalent to track.
    • Athletes practice once a week from October through the regional competition held in December.
  • Fitness Class
    • Provides participants the opportunity to develop and build balance, coordination, strength, and endurance through stretching, movement, and resistance training.
  • Social/Leisure Activities
    • Including bingo, bowling, arts n crafts, movies, games, picnics, parties, and dances.
  • Community Activities

For more information on the Special Connections mission or to donate, please view their website here.

Thank you for a great day on the green!


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