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Bocce ball activities for Johns Creek residents with special needs start April 14

April 13, 2015

Adaptive RecreationJohns Creek Recreation and Parks Division is hosting bocce ball activities for Johns Creek residents with disabilities and their families every other Tuesday from April 14 to Sept. 29 at Newtown Park.

“Bocce ball is easy to play, but some folks just like the socializing and being around other people, having fun,” said Kirk Franz, Johns Creek recreation manager. “We want to create an enjoyable peer activity. Anyone is welcome who wants to come.”

A cross between bowling and croquet, the object of bocce ball is to bowl balls at a white target ball. Rolling the ball closest to the target earns points. There are numerous techniques that people with disabilities can use to bowl. The City also has a low, easily aimed ramp with rails that a ball can be rolled down.

The handicapped-accessible bocce ball courts are located next to the Park Place senior activity center, located at Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Rd. Indoor activities are planned in the Community Clubhouse in the event of inclement weather.

The fun runs from at 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. The program is geared for people between 18 and 40 years old. Drop offs are allowed.

To register, call 404-809-2922 or email Michael@aadd.org. To volunteer, email Kirk Franz or call 678-512-3261.

[View the AADD Rec & Wellness bocce flyer]

What: Bocce ball matches for Johns Creek residents with special needs and their families
Where: Courts are next to the Park Place senior activity center, located at Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Rd.
Who: Johns Creek adults 18-40 years old with disabilities
Cost: Free
When: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
April 14
April 28
May 12
May 26
June 9
June 23
July 7
July 21
Aug. 4
Aug. 18
Sept. 1
Sept. 15
Sept. 29