All-Star Training Club (ATC) was established to provide an integrated sports program for individuals with or without disabilities where everyone, regardless of ability, is encouraged to participate on the field of athletic competition. ATC is a sanctioned Special Olympics organization and is the only program in a five-county area that offers such a unique approach to athletics where everyone is given the opportunity to become a rising star.

In early 2014, All-Star Training Club became the newest member of the United Disability Services (UDS) family. In his new role, ATC Founder Dan Lancianese will continue to work closely with athletes, families and volunteers to promote the benefits of fun and fitness for everyone.

United Disability Services is celebrating 65 years of enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by providing opportunities for full participation in the community. For more information about any of our other programs and services visit us at www.udsakron.org.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

ATC Athletes Shine at Special Olympics

 
This past weekend the UDS All-Star Training Club sent 60 athletes and 20 coaches to the Ohio Special Olympics State Championships in Columbus. ATC was represented in four different sports: unified bocce, two unified soccer teams, unified and individual track and field events, and bowling. Our representation at Special Olympics made us the sixth largest program in the State of Ohio!

Out of 44 events, ATC medaled in 38 for a total of 19 Gold, 11 Silver and 8 Bronze medals. Congratulations to all our athletes! A special thank you to all the coaches, partners and family members who came down to support all our stars!