• — Baseball
  • — Basketball
  • — Bowling
  • — Golf
  • — Gymnastics / Dance
  • — Soccer
  • — Summer Camps
  • — Kayacking
  • — Swimming
  • — Yoga
  • — Group Activities
  • — Winter Sports
  • — Special Olympics



Challenge Baseball Minimize
Karen Pack
(916) 381-0898

Jen and Merlin Kinittle
(916) 381-1026

  •  Open to children ages 5-21 (in school) with physical or developmental disabilities.

Tri-City Little League Minimize
(916) 773-4454 Rocklin

  • Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
  • The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League Baseball to enable boys and girls with physical and mental disabilities, ages 5-18 or the completion of high school, to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide.
  • If you are interested in having a child participate in our challenger program please visit our website and complete the online registration.

District 54 Little League Challenger Division Minimize
Folsom/El Dorado Hills (Dist. 54)
(530) 558-5374. Contact

Matt Mauk



Challenge Basketball Minimize
(916) 554-0889

  • Challenge basketball operates a winter indoor league for beginning or experienced players.
  • Fees are reasonable and cover all playing costs. Fun end-of-season party includes trophy.
  • This league is limited in size due to space/time constraints.



Challenge Sports Summer Bowling League Minimize
4931 Pathway Court
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 554-0889

  • Summer Bowling League is open to school aged kids with special needs and their siblings.



Fore Golf Sacramento: Disabled Sports USA Far West Minimize
6060 Sunrise Vista Drive, Suite 2540
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
(916) 722-6447
(916) 722-2627 fax

  • Any individual, age 9 or older, with a disability or medical condition that compromises their ability to play golf may participate in this program.
  • Spouses, family members, friends, caregivers or therapists may participate in the instruction process with individual with disability.

California Eagles “Special Olympics” Program: The First Tee of Greater Sacramento Minimize
4427 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, California 95822
(916) 455-7888
(916) 455-7878

  • The California Eagles program is held every Tuesday night at 5:30 PM between mid April and mid September at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex and on Wednesday nights at the William Land Golf Course.
  • The California Eagles is a golf program for people of all ages with special needs.
  • The program includes, but is not limited to, people with Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, and Autism.
  • The program includes a putting contest, ice cream social in August, and end of year tournament and barbeque. This activity has been operating for almost 25 years.
  • Scholarships are available.
  • North area: Haggin Oaks Golf Course Managed by the City of Sacramento Tuesday evening, 5:30 – 7 pm
  • South area: William Land Park Golf Course (Private, owned by First Tee) Wednesday evening, 5:30 – 7 pm


Gymnastics / Dance

Auburn Gymnastics Center Minimize
11480 C Avenue DeWitt Center
Auburn, CA
(530) 823-2031

  •  Offering special needs classes.
  • Scholarships are available from Fit for Life non-profit foundation.

Dance 10 Studio Minimize
11251 Coloma Road, Suite B
Gold River, CA 95670
(916) 851-9161
(916) 851-9172 fax

  • Dance 10 Studio offers classes for kids with special needs, ages seven to 20.

City of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center Minimize
23 Russel Blvd.
Davis, CA 95616



Capital Valley Youth Soccer Minimize
Sponsor for TOPSoccer Outreach Program
Carmichael, Citrus Heights, North Highlands area
(800) 476-2237 (4-soccer)

TOPSoccer Minimize
5050 Roseville Road Sp E-27
North Highlands, CA 95660
Cathy Crothers (916) 966-6230
Mike Wynn (916) 349-9901

  • TOPSoccer is a community based soccer program that is designed to meet the needs of children with physical and/or developmental delays and is geared toward player development rather than competition.
  • Athletes are placed on teams according to ability, not by age.
  • TOPSoccer is open to any child with a disability.

Elk Grove Youth Soccer League Minimize
Jeff & Heidi Powers
(916) 714-1400

Sierra Gold Soccer Club Minimize

Sierra Gold Soccer Club

Placerville, CA

800/ 886-5549


Summer Camps

Camp Lotsa Fun: Special Recreation Services, Inc. Minimize

  • Provides year round services
  • Summer and Winter camps.

Camp Recreation: Catholic Diocese of Sacramento Minimize
2110 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818-2541
(916) 733-0136
(916) 733-0194 fax

  • A residential summer camp for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Accredited by the American Camp Association.
  • Camper lottery is held in February.

Sacramento State Aquatic Center: Lake Natoma Minimize
1901 Hazel Avenue
Gold River, CA 95670
(916) 278-2842 (aquatic)
(916) 278-1105 fax

  • Sacramento State Aquatic Center offers a variety of water sport activities, including canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing, rowing, sailing, wake boarding, water skiing, and windsurfing.
  • Summer Youth Aquatic Camps and Specialized Camps are available.
  • Ask for a catalogue with a calendar of events.



Current Adventures Kayak School & Trips Minimize
P. O. Box 828
Lotus, CA 95651
(888) 452-9254
(530) 333-9115

  • Beginning classes are taught in the safe, controlled environment of Lake Natoma and special hideaways like Swampland and Berry Pond.
  • Fun and water safety are primary goals.



Debbie Meyer Swim School Minimize
Debbie Meyer Swim School
4840 Marconi Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608

  • Instruction for all ages and abilities.

Sacramento Parks and Recreation: Access Aquatics Minimize
(916) 808-2306

  • Lessons for individuals with disabilities.

Del Norte Club Minimize
3040 Becerra Way
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 483-5111

  • Fall swim clinics, swim lessons and aquatic fitness classes

Folsom Aquatic Center Minimize
1200 Riley Street
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 355-8318

  • Year round facility including recreation swim, swim lessons and water play structure.

Barbara Morse Wackford Community Aquatic Complex Minimize
9014 Bruceville Rd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(916) 405-5600

  • Two recreation pools with water play features and water slides.
Swim Teams Minimize
Check your local Parks and Recreation or private club swim teams.

Yoga Therapy of Sacramento Minimize
8030 Sacramento Street
Fair Oaks CA 95628
(916) 769-3366

Maura Gerck, Certified Instructor

  • Specializing in therapeutic yoga for special needs children and adults in a one-to-one or group setting.
  • Positive behavioral interventions are implemented to complement the individual’s current therapies.
  • Concentration on the development of mental focus, fine motor, gross motor, midline flexibility, endurance, and eye-hand coordination.
  • Therapy can be provided in the home by arrangement. ½ hour $35; 45 minutes $50
Group Activities

Scouting Minimize
Join as an assistant den leader and help your child enjoy group activities through Boys Scouts or Girl Scouts.

Boy Scouts of America Minimize
(916) 649-1800 

Girl Scouts of America Minimize
Winter Sports

Disabled Sports USA-Far West: Adaptive Snowsports Lessons Minimize
Alpine Meadows Resort
Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort

  • Adaptive Snowsports Lessons for Special Needs Children

Eveline Wu, Certified Adaptive Ski Instructor Minimize
Special Olympics

Special Olympics Winter Sports Minimize

  • Contact Special Olympics of Northern California for Winter Sports.
  • May include snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, downhill-skiing, and snow-boarding.

Team Folsom Hills Special Olympics Minimize
(916) 933-5141

Heidi & Paul Matlack, Volunteer Team Managers

  • Year round sports training and competition.