The free "Spirit" clinics were created in 2017 to benefit children with special needs. The Decide to Be Kind Community committee, which is part of Ellington Youth Services, sponsors the programs and special needs children from Ellington and surrounding towns are welcome to attend. So far there has been Spirit Lacrosse, Spirit Dance and Spirit Karate. Area organizations help sponsor the programs. Thanks to Ellington Parks and Recreation, US Lacrosse, Ellington Lacrosse, Dance Express and American Karate for their support. The possibilities are endless for future Spirit programs!
Decide to Be Kind committee member and student Riley G. came up with the idea of offering a Lacrosse workshop and the first one took place May of 2017. Since then, a second one was offered in May of 2018 along with a workshop for dance in November and one for karate in March. Check back here and/or on our programs page for any upcoming Spirit programs. If you have an idea for one, please contact us at Youth Services.