The Newton Parks and Recreation Department has offered exciting community-based therapeutic recreation programs to residents with disabilities since 1978. Programs are offered to provide and encourage physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. This year round program strives to meet the individuals needs, expand the independence and improve the quality of life of our participants through providing high quality recreation programs.
In 1991 the parents of many of our athletes formed the Newton Area Corporation for the Benefit of Special Needs Athletes, Inc. This 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization was re-named Athletes Unlimited Newton MA, Inc in 2013 and raises funds to support recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities. The funds raised through this non-profit are used to purchase uniforms and equipment, cover travel and lodging expenses as well as a gift to all of our athletes at the Annual Awards Ceremony. The Athletes Unlimited Board meets several times per year to help guide recreational programming, plan fundraisers and decide how funds should be allocated.