Monday, July 22, 2013

Junior Welfare League Grant

Thank a Junior Welfare League Member TODAY!!!!  The JWL raised 8,000 for All American Athletes!!!!

I posted earlier that many plans are in the works for All American Athletes and I look forward to sharing with the community how these funds will be spent!   A team is working to help determine the best way to spend the funds to help the most amount of kids and families in the York County area!!!!!

Summer Opportunities and Plans for Next Season

Summer Opportunities

Social Butterflies 
Social Group for Kids with Aspergers and PDD -Autism Spectrum
A new addition to All American Athletes! 
Hosted by Keegan Kavanagh 
Our group provides weekly opportunities for Children with Asperger Syndrome and PDD-NOS to socialize in a relaxing fun way with peers. We know children with ASD need opportunities to have fun and enjoy, and practice their social skills. We are committed to provide many opportunities for socialization, social bonding and friendship building.
Therefore, we schedule weekly activities; including art & crafts, gluten/casein/soy free cooking lessons, pool parties, park outings, occupational & physical therapy games and exercise events. Each week we will will also have a goal such as taking turns, greetings and closings, eye contact, calling peers by name, ect.  But, in order to achieve the goal of providing opportunities for our kids to make friends with other kids in the group, members (parents & kids) are highly encourage to being active in the group and attending meetup on a regular basis! Only active participation in the group activities will allow kids to meet and establish friendships without pressure. 
Spaces are limited to 10 children so sign up quickly! 
There will be two groups so please clarify which session you would like for you and your child.
 Social Butterflies 1
Meeting time 5:00-6:30
July 24 through August 14
Every Wednesday evening
Price $60

Social Butterflies 2

Meeting time 9:30-11:00

July 25 through August 15.

Every Thursday morning

Price $60

Location will vary! Signing up for this group will allow parents to volunteer their space for one session OR offer suggestions/favorite places to visit including parks, bowling, skating, ect... 
This group is made to be fun and entertaining so lets get the creativity going!
For more information please contact:
Keegan Kavanagh 

Just Joy Worship Service

A monthly special needs worship service hosted every 4th Sunday for special needs individuals  and their families.
Hosted by First ARP Church 
Next Service:  July 25,2013!!!  Service starts at 6:30!!!!

Next Season 2013-2014
We have a lot of new changes coming for the 2013-2014 season.  I hope to be able to email and post soon what has been in the works!!  Rock Hill is an amazing community that has several people that want a stronger outreach and more opportunities for our families with special needs!

Spring Bowling

I know I forgot to post about our Spring Bowling League!  But, better late than never!  Thank you to all of our volunteers and athletes that came out to bowl!!!!  We had a great time and Strikers Bowling in Rock Hill was so wonderful to accommodate our group!!!   Thanks to Betty Rich for getting some pictures taken for us!  Enjoy the photos below!

Monday, September 24, 2012


Everybody ready for some kickball!! :-)  Remember, first come first served.  If you want a spot email me at

Cherry Park Field 4
Tuesdays from 5:45-6:30
Every Tuesday in October!

Email me if you need athlete or volunteer registration.  We are ALWAYS in need of volunteers so pass along the information to all your families and friends!! 

Sunday, August 19, 2012


NOVEMBER 3, 2012

All American Athletes will be the recipients of the Rock Hill Junior Welfare's League 2nd Annual 8K Gobble Wobble Race!

This means that all the proceeds made from the Gobble Wobble will go to help All American Athletes providing more opportunities for other kids and different programs.  We will also get to update our equipment!  Depending on how much we are able to raise will depend on what other things we can do in the community for our special needs population.

Please note- you DO NOT have to be an avid runner in order to participate.  It is 5 miles, but it is a mixture of walking and/or running.  Whatever you can do!!  Bring your kids to the Fun Run that is a 1/2 a mile that morning at 8:15!!!  Even if you can't run/walk then spread the word and have friends and family run in your  child's honor!!

We need your help spreading the word.  Please email me at and I will send you the flyer for you to post!!  Please send an email to family, friends, church members, and coworkers so that we can raise money for All American Athletes.

If you know of anyone that is on the Junior Welfare League please make sure to thank them for this opportunity to help our league. 

Please contact me with any of your questions.

Friday, March 16, 2012

We're BACK!!!

We are so ready for Spring Baseball 2012!! I have received countless emails about how disappointed everyone was that we were unable to do the league in the Fall. But, we are pushing forward and anxious about this Spring season! We are currently enrolling athletes and accepting volunteers. Please see the information below and feel free to contact me with any questions!

Spring 2012

Where: Cherry Park
When: Thursday's starting April 12th until May 17th!
Contact: For more information, please contact

Thursday, January 12, 2012

2012 Schedule

Hope everyone had a restful and relaxing holiday season. Sorry that we were unable to do Kickball in the Fall, but we were just unable to work out volunteers. I will start recruiting a littler earlier to ensure that we have enough volunteers for each of the athletes. The plan is do Baseball again the Spring! We will use Rock Hill Parks Fields again. We will plan to start the week after Spring Break and run for 6 weeks. Please let me know if you are interested or would like to be added to the list serv to hear about future programs. Email me at

Look for information to be coming home in March about our Spring Baseball Season!

Happy New Year to everyone!