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.
The Panthers and Rams squared off in a showdown for 1st
place in the standings. The Panthers held a one game lead until the they faced
the Rams. The Rams swept the Panthers 5-3, 8-3 to take a one game lead in the
The Knights overwhelmed the Irish
by the score of 12 -2. In the other semi finals, the Magics and Griffins
battled to overtime. It was Jeremiah of the Magics who won the game with a very
difficult shot to the upper right corner of the goal to give the Magics the win
The stage is now set. The Knights
will take on the Magics for the title and the Irish will take on the Griffins
for the consolation title on Sunday May 31st at Steel Academy.
This past Sunday at the Lebron
James Arena, the first annual Inter-league Basketball championships were
contested. More than 120 athletes covering eight teams participated in the event. The
day was highlighted with Head Coach Dru Joyce of St. Vincent - St. Mary (and
former coach of Lebron James), passing out the awards to all of our
The featured game of the day was
between the Sunday champion Rams(4-3) taking on the Monday champion
Knights(7-0). The lead changed hands several times before the Rams took charge
in the last two minutes to win 84-77. Brandon B. of the Rams lead the scoring with
Carl P. posted 37 points for the
Griffins as they went on to beat the Warriors 70-64. Matt S. of the Orangemen
scored 17 points to guide his team to victory over the Magics 83-63. It was
Charles B. and Anthony H. of the Explorers leading their team with double digit
scoring to beat the Irish 87-52.
On behalf of the ATC athletes, and
staff, we would like to thank the Torchbearers organization for their tremendous
help at the event.
The final session proved to be a
nail biter in deciding the second half team champions with several teams
changing the lead after each game. When the day finally concluded it was the
Panthers who came out on top with a 2 game sweep of the Blue Devils. The overall
runner up team went to the Spartans who ended up with 39.5 total points for the
season. The final standings are as follows:
Dan Lancianese and the entire ATC team express their deepest gratitude to all of the student volunteers that assisted with bowling this past winter season. A special thanks to the students from Archbishop Hoban High
School for setting a great example for others by consistently demonstrating their commitment to serving the needs of others.