Leisure time activities play an important role in the emotional and social development of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A variety of recreation programs, sponsored by The Arc-South Bay, provide fun, relaxation and social opportunities as well as help individuals adjust to group participation. Each leisure activity offers the opportunity to combine fun with a social learning experience.
Listed below are a few of the recreation opportunities offered by The Arc-South Bay on a regular basis. Athletes must have a current Special Olympics medical form on file to participate in any sports activity. Special events are listed below.
Saturday A.M. Bowling
The Saturday A.M. Bowling League meets every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Bowl-O-Drome Lanes on Western Avenue in Torrance. Approximately 80 bowlers practice and compete in this program, which includes county and state-wide competition. Leagues run from September through May and open bowling is held during the summer. Cost is determined by the Bowl-O-Drome.
Sports practice for Special Olympics and for tournaments takes place during the week with locations and activities based on the seasonal sport. Teens and adults participate in athletic training, sports competition and games. This program offers sports training throughout the year.
The Arc-South Bay participates as one of the local practice areas under the umbrella of the South Bay Area Special Olympics. Completion of the California Special Olympics medical/media release form is required for participation in local or state competition. The year-round sports program includes seasonal activities in bowling, softball, basketball, boccie ball, track and field, volleyball and tennis.