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 as athletic director, 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.
In flag football, touchdowns filled
the air in both games. The Knights have the lead in the standings with their
2nd victory over the Warriors by the score of 56-40. The Irish evened up their
record with an impressive 69-54 win over the Griffins.
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Congratulations to the Panthers and
the Bulldogs for being the 2014 Percentage Champions. The Panthers ended up
with a 4-2 record that was actually tied with the Rams and Vikings. However,
the Panthers win the Percentage title due to a tie breaker rule of difference
between strokes for and against.
The Bulldogs won the title outright
with a record of 5-1.
Congratulations to the Rams and the
Irish for winning the Invitational Titles on their respective days. The Rams
won the title on the Monday session with a score of 22 by Tom and Chris. The
Irish won the Thursday title with a score of 20 by Nick and Glenn.
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!
UDS All-Star Training Club represented at Autism 5K & Walk
It was a beautiful day for the UDS All-Star Training Club to be represented at Lock 3 in Downtown Akron for the annual Autism Society 5K and Walk. There were nearly 2,000 people in attendance and it was a great place to be to talk about ATC!
Week #5: Congratulations to the Irish as they won the ATC title with a 6-3 win over the Vikings. Despite being winless throughout the regular season, Irish pulled off two victories to win the tournament, proving the point that the Last shall be First
In the consolation finals, the Knights came from behind in the 2nd half to win 8-6 over the Rams.
In division 2, with the standings are all tied up 16 - 16 between the Vikings/Irish and the Rams/Knights, it came down to an overtime shoot out. It was the Rams/Knights pulling out the victory 10-9 with the winning kick coming from Caitlyn C.
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