Athletes on Wheels sports camp
A sports camp for youth who want to play wheelchair basketball and other wheelchair sports is Dec. 28 to 30 at the Platte County Community Center.
Midwest Adaptive Sports is sponsoring the free Athletes of Wheels Sports Camp. All school-age youth who use a manual wheelchair, have a prosthetic or lower extremity impairment, as well as any able-bodied youth, are welcome to participate in the camp.
“If someone is interested in trying wheelchair sports, then they are welcome to come,” said Stan Weston, a board member with Midwest Adaptive Sports. “Wheelchair sanctioned sports are more and more allowing able-bodied people to participate.”
The camp will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Lunch and a snack will be provided.
The Athletes on Wheels Sports Camp will introduce youth to several sports, including basketball, laser tag, karate and swimming.
Registration is free. Expenses have been paid for by grants from Heartland Foundation, Mosaic Life Care, North Kansas City Hospital and Disabled Sports USA. The YMCA of Greater Kansas City, which operates the community center, is also discounting their rates for the AOW Sports Camp, Weston said.
Several area paralympics athletes, including two who participated in the Rio Paralympics, will speak to campers on Dec. 28.
For information, contact Midwest Adaptive Sports at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-287-2011. Register by calling the Platte County Community Center at 816-505-2622.
The Platte County Community Center is at 8875 Clark Ave., Parkville.
Gladstone winter break programs
Gladstone Parks and Recreation has scheduled several holiday camps for youth.
Holiday Hoops Basketball Camp, for first- through eighth-graders is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 22. Fees are $40 per child. Registration deadline is Dec. 16. Children registered before Dec. 14 will receive a camp T-shirt.
Jolly Volley-Ball Camp, for fourth- through sixth-graders is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 27; and seventh- and eighth-graders, Dec. 28. Registration is $40. Campers receive a camp T-shirt if registered by Dec. 17.
Youth Tech Inc. is 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 27-30. Students 10 to 15 years old will learn basics of animation and digital design. Camp fee is $160. Register by Dec. 19.
Video Game Design is 1-4 p.m. Dec. 27-30. Students will learn will learn the basics of video game design. Class is for 10- to 15-year-olds. Cost of the camp is $170. Registration deadline is Dec. 19.
Programs will be held at the Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes, Gladstone.
Register online at www.activityreg.com or at the Gladstone Community Center.
Call 816-423-4200 for information.
Silver Center holiday events
The Liberty Silver Center will host holiday events during December beginning with “Holiday Melodies with Gene Suddarth,” at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 7.
Wellness Wednesday will feature Christmas music by the My Day Choir at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 21. The choir is from Life Unlimited Inc.
The Winter Wonderland Potluck on Dec. 22 will include Music Bingo from Carrieoke Productions, which beings at 10:30 a.m. followed by a potluck at 11:30 a.m.
Those participating in the potluck can either bring a side dish or dessert, or pay $5.
Make a lunch reservation by calling 816-439-4368 or emailing email@example.com by noon Dec. 19.
The Liberty Silver Center is in the Liberty Community Center at 1600 S Withers Road, Liberty.
Keystone Awards Luncheon
The Clay County Economic Development Council will present 15 Keystone Awards Friday at its annual Keystone Awards luncheon at Harrah’s North Kansas City.
The Council hosts the annual event to recognize businesses that have made a significant contribution to Clay County’s economy and quality of life. Registration opens at 11:15 a.m. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.
Registration for the luncheon is required by calling 816-468-4989 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $37.50 for EDC members and $47.50 for others.
Hopkins Service Award
The Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for the Hopkins Distinguished Service Award.
The award recognizes contributions and leadership in the business community of Parkville, as well as volunteerism and dedication to the Parkville area.
Nominations must be received by Dec. 30. For information or forms, call 816-587-2700 or email email@example.com.
Neither the nominee nor those nominating need to be chamber members, according to Marsha VanDever, executive director of the chamber.
The award is named after longtime volunteer Debbie Hopkins, who received the first award in 2008.