Saturday, June 28, 2008

APIL Water Day

Ascension Parish Inclusive League had a water day today. A water slide, slip n slide, a swimming pool and lots of water balloons were the activities for the event. Everyone had a great time.

Dr. Kelly Ray, Community Psychologist, attended the event to observe and help our team with suggestions to help us work with the children. At the board meeting after the event, Dr. Ray answered questions and gave us helpful suggestions.

A swimming pool and a water hose. What could be better?
Everyone joined the activities when the water balloons were brought out.
My daughter and APIL Director, Betsey Baldwin, was a likely target for the water balloons.

The co director, Courtney, and board member, Sunny, also joined in the water balloon fun.

A plastic tarp, some no tear shampoo and a water hose was all we needed for a slip and slide.

Add a few plastic balls to the pool added to the fun.

Even though it was very warm outside, the water helped cool things down and created a fun day. The grant APIL obtained has allowed the program to expand to other areas of the state. A program in Hammond and Mandeville are in the works thanks to the grant and guidance of Rebecca Mandal, Karen Sheridan and Jennifer Whisenhunt of the Resource Center on Psychiatric & Behavioral Supports.
Ascension Parish Inclusive league is a recreation league in which children with and without disabilities participate together in activities and sports just for fun! This is a non-competitive league for ages 4-13. If you have questions, would like more information or would like to volunteer for the events call (225) 621-9661.

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