Sports Opportunities

Sporting Opportunities for Children with Disabilities

ARC Downriver

Serving Children and Adults with developmental disabilities since 1954
Affiliated with the Arc of The U.S., The Arc of Michigan
A member Agency of United Way

Mission Statement

To advocate for individuals who are developmentally challenged, have cognitive impairments and their families by promoting choices, creating opportunities and providing support needed to fully participate in the community.

How To Contact Us

ARC Downriver
4213 13th Street
Wyandotte, MI  48192

Office hours: 8-4 p.m. M-F
Phone: (734) 283-0710
Fax: (734) 283-9018

Email: [email protected]

 Downriver Panthers

Sports for the Disabled

Our Mission: To provide a Sports Program whereby persons with various disabilities may compete against other persons who have similar physical disabilities. To facilitate the development of adaptive physical education and recreation programs.

Founded in 1981, The Downriver Panthers is a sports program of individuals with disabilities

Offering: Basketball / Table Tennis / Cycling / Soccer / Bowling / Baseball/ Track & Field/ Bocce / Swimming

Join us for Basketball, soccer, bocce ball, swimming, cycling, table tennis, bowling, power lifting, and track & field.  For anyone ages 6 and up

For more information contact Patrick Manick at (734) 671-5682

[email protected]

2559 Superior
Trenton, MI 48813

 Michigan Adaptive Sports

P.O. Box 569
Keego Harbor, MI  48320
(248) 988-0156

The Adaptive Sports and Recreation Coalition is a group of disabled sports organizations, partnering to enhance sports, recreation and leisure for individuals in Michigan. 

Downhill Skiing / Disabled Sports Games / Basketball / Shooting Sports / Handcycle Clinics / Hockey / Tennis / Expos/ Swimming / and MORE!

Adaptive Sports & Recreation Coalition
c/o Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame
2845 Crooks Road
Rochester Hills, MI  48309

(248) 829-8353 

The Miracle League of Michigan

Stephen Peck
President / Executive Director
P.O. Box 1836
Birmingham, MI  48012

(248) 506-4604

Play, "Buddy" or Volunteer by visiting our website.

"The Miracle League" is a charitable organization that provides children with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league. There is something about playing the game of baseball that lights up youngsters’ eyes, but for children facing physical and mental challenges, that opportunity can often be a difficult first step. The Miracle League gives these children the opportunity to get out in the sunshine, and enjoy playing the game of baseball in its purest form.

The Miracle League of Michigan provided a New Opportunity for individuals in power wheelchairs recently.  Thanks to the Coach Joe Chuhak for coming in from Lansing to provide instruction and Margaret Martin and City of Westland for hosting this event. Also, thanks to Marlene Dean Doran and everyone from The Civitan Club of Westland for serving and providing pizza, pop and cookies to all after the game.

If you would like more information about Power Soccer or Baseball, contact  Stephen Peck at [email protected]