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Adapted Physical Activity Director, Megan Leonard
meganl@newportymca.org | 401.847.9200 x117

The Newport County YMCA offers Adapted Physical Activity programs, which are designed to give children and adults with all types of disabilities the opportunities to participate in a wide variety of recreational and therapeutic activities. The Y offers an environment that fosters individual growth and success through programs that develop a healthy spirit, mind and body. All programs are centered around the Y’s core values of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, while focusing on developing both physical and social skills that will last a lifetime. We emphasize each person's abilities and individuality; by offering programs that foster independence while providing positive recreational and educational experiences. We can take existing Y programs and adapt them to meet individual’s needs. We can help you select programs that are right for you and your family. Stop be the Newport County YMCA any time to see the programs in action or contact Megan Leonard via email: meganl@newportymca.org or via phone: 401.847.9200 X117 to receive additional information!

Special Upcoming events:

  • October 2nd - Special Olympics Unified Basketball begins
  • October 8th - Newport Marathon
  • October 14th - Teen Social Night
  • October 18th - First Special Olympics Unified Basketball game
  • October 20th - Adult Social Night
  • October 22nd - Pell Bridge Run
  • October 27th - Halloween Party at CFP 5 to 8
  • October 31st - Nutrition class begins

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To every athlete involved in Special Olympics, the program provides a lifetime of active participation in sports. To volunteers and to the public, Special Olympics offers an experience that uplifts the spirit and touches the heart. Thirty years ago, Eunice Kennedy Shriver lit a flame that would enlighten the world and bring joy and fulfillment to millions. Thirty years later, that spirit continues.

Special Olympics Mission Statement
To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. We are looking for new members and volunteers to help support our team! If you are interested in learning more about the Newport County Special Olympics team please contact Megan Leonard, Adapted Physical Activity Director at 847.9200, ext 117 or you may email: meganl@newportymca.org.