Posted 4.11.24

WILDCAT TEAM STORE NOW OPEN

The store will be open for a LIMITED TIME ONLY – Thursday 4/11 through Tuesday 4/23!

Show your Wildcat pride with NEW team gear! The store will be open for a limited time only – so place your orders soon. Orders will be delivered to your home approximately the 2nd week of May. There are dozens of choices including t-shirts, hoodies, quarter zips, and more! But you must place your order before 4/23!

Visit the Wildcat Team Store Here

 

Posted 4.8.24
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Posted 4.5.24
UPDATE

Phones and internet are up!

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

 

Posted 4.5.24
UPDATE

We are currently experiencing a temporary problem with phones and internet. Both are down right now. We will post an update as soon as everything is back up.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

 

Posted 4.3.24
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Due to weather conditions today, the following programs are cancelled:

  • Wildcats 2 soccer game scheduled to be played at NWCSRA
  • Wildcats 3 soccer game scheduled to be played in Hinsdale

Note: Wildcats 1 is indoors and WILL meet today.

 

Posted 4.2.24
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Due to the weather conditions today, the following programs are cancelled:

  • Softball Spring Training South at Frontier Park
  • Softball Spring Training North/Central at Glasshagel Park

 

Posted 4.1.24
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Posted 3.27.24
WDSRA Welcomes Zach Greenberger as Foundation Board Trustee

The Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) is thrilled to welcome Zach Greenberger as a new trustee on the WDSRA Foundation Board. As a Trustee, Zach will be joining the 14 member board in promoting the mission of the WDSRA Foundation and thereby serving WDSRA participants & families throughout DuPage County.

Learn more about Zach here.

 

Posted 3.27.24
Anahi Troncoso joins WDSRA as spring intern!

As part of WDSRA’s robust internship program, Anahi is gaining valuable hand-on experience leading a variety of programs including social clubs, spin class, track & field, and working in inclusion.

“It has been amazing to meet so many incredible participants that it never fails to brighten my day,” says Anahi. “Each challenge and opportunity has felt rewarding and it’s great to know my work benefits the community. I’m genuinely passionate and grateful for this enriching experience, and I am confident this is the field where I want to thrive in.”

A senior at Aurora University, Anahi will graduate in May 2024 with a Bachelor’s in Therapeutic Recreation and Animal Science. She is looking forward to walking across the stage since she wasn’t able to for her high school graduation due to the Covid restrictions.

 

Posted 3.25.24
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Posted 3.19.24
March Madness Athletics Team Challenge!

The top three groups will win lunch with the Athletics team – Phil, Ryan & Macey!March Madness Challenge

The Athletics Team wants to challenge YOU!
Can you beat their brackets?

Simply fill out your brackets. Send them to Phil at phile@wdsra.com before Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 11am.

Every individual bracket will finish with a final score. If you beat the best individual bracket from the Athletics Team, you will win lunch with the team! Three winners will be chosen.

Scoring
Brackets will begin with the first round being played March 21st. (The play-in games March 19-20 will not be counted). Scoring goes as follows:
• 1st round – For every correct pick you get 1 point
• 2nd round – For every correct pick you get 2 points
• Sweet 16 – For every correct pick you get 4 points
• Elite 8 – For every correct pick you get 6 points
• Final 4 – For every correct pick you get 10 points
• National Championship – For every correct pick you get 16 points
• Final Score – Add all your points for final score
Bonus – the 3 most creative group names get an additional 5 points for their bracket!

Phil Eide, Ryan Fleck, Macey Horbach
WDSRA Athletics Team

Download your March Madness Brackets form here.

 

Posted 3.18.24
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Posted 3.11.24
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Posted 3.4.24
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Posted 2.12.24
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Posted 1.23.24
Program Updates for Tuesday, 1/23/24

Wildcat Basketball Updates:

  • Wildcats 4 vs 8 game at River Woods in Naperville is cancelled
  • Wildcats 5 practice at Hubble Middle School has been cancelled
  • Wildcats 9 home game at Ranch View School is cancelled
  • Wildcats 10 game at FVSRA has been cancelled
  • Wildcats 1 vs 3 game at Ackerman IS still being played
  • Wildcats 2 vs 6 game at Fort Hill IS still being played
  • Wildcats 7 away game against SEASPAR IS still being played

 

Posted 1.23.24
Program Update for Tuesday, 1/23/24

Due to the road conditions, Rec & Roll has been cancelled for Tuesday, 1/23/24 .

 

Posted 1.22.24
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Posted 1.15.24
Weather Update – Program update for Tuesday, 1/16/24

Due to the weather, the following programs are cancelled for Tuesday, 1/16/24

  • Rec & Roll
  • Special Olympics Basketball

 

Posted 1.15.24
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Posted 1.14.24
Weather Update – Program update for 1/15/24

 Due to the weather, all Rec & Roll programs are cancelled for Monday, 1/15/24.

 

Posted 1.13.24
Weather Update – Program update for 1/14/24

Due to the weather, the following programs are cancelled for Sunday, 1/14/24:

  • FVSRA Swim Meet at Vaughn Athletic Center
  • Jr Wildcats Basketball

 

Posted 1.13.24
Weather Update – Program update for 1/13/24

FVSRA Swim Meet – The FVSRA Swim Meet for 1/14/24 at Vaughn Athletic Center has been cancelled.

 

Posted 1.12.24
Weather Update 

Due to the weather, the following programs are cancelled:

  • Chicago Overnight – Friday, 1/12/24
  • Jr. Wildcat Basketball – Saturday, 1/13/24
  • Swim team – Fountain View – Saturday, 1/13/24

 

Posted 1.11.24
Weather Update – Program update due to impending weather for 1/12/24

Rec & Roll – Friday 1/12/24 – Due to the impending weather, all Rec & Roll programs are cancelled for Friday, 1/12/24.

 

Posted 1.11.24
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Posted 1.9.24
Program update 1/9/24

Basketball for 1/9 Tuesday – All basketball games are cancelled for Tuesday, 1/9 due to the weather.

 

Posted 1.9.24
Program update 1/9/24

Rec & Roll for 1/9 Tuesday – Rec & Roll WILL meet as scheduled today.

 

Posted 1.8.24
Weather Update – Program update due to impending weather for 1/8 & 1/9/24

Rec & Roll for 1/9 Tuesday – We are monitoring the weather conditions for Monday and Tuesday. Any decisions regarding the cancellation of Rec & Roll will be made early Tuesday morning. A calling post will be sent out to families by 7:30am. Please be safe out there!

 

Posted 1.8.24
Weather Update – Program update due to impending weather for 1/8 & 1/9/24

Basketball for 1/9 Tuesday – We are monitoring the weather conditions for Monday and Tuesday. Any decisions regarding the cancellation of Wildcat basketball games/practices will be made by 2pm Tuesday. Athletes will get an email, they can check our social media posts OR the website for updates. Please be safe out there!

FYI, the cancellation of away games will be made by the host agency.

 

Posted 1.4.24
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Posted 12.28.23
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Posted 12.14.23
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Posted 12.7.23
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Posted 11.16.23
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Posted 10.19.23

Important Update Regarding WDSRA Offices

It’s been two weeks since the water flowed into the WDSRA offices and here is what has been happening.

Job one was making sure programs continued as planned. The Recreation team has worked diligently to make sure that every program ran as planned. Though there might have been a few changes in location, program impact was minimal.

Calling in the experts. The Executive and Emergency Response teams immediately jumped into action to make sure the appropriate experts were brought on board to evaluate the situation, put a plan in place for the clean up and support the staff in moving to remote and semi-remote spaces.

It was all hands-on-deck. Offices, closets and essentially the entire building is being cleared out. Temporary storage has been secured. Teams have regrouped to make sure all the business functions are up and running. The Administration and Foundation teams continue to move forward to make sure it’s ‘business as usual’.

Stay informed. We will continue to keep you posted as we learn more. Be sure to check our social media where you can see the progress as it happens.

Through it all, the WDSRA spirit keeps shining through.

We are grateful to the many partners who have reached out with offers of assistance wherever needed.

 

Posted 10.12.23
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Posted 10.12.23

Important Update Regarding WDSRA Offices

Wednesday, October 4th, the WDSRA office building experienced a main pipe burst resulting in approximately 4 inches of water throughout the entire building. All the common areas, the offices and the Rec & Roll room were flooded. The appropriate agencies were called and by 5pm that same day the water was removed. However, while the damage is still being assessed, we do know that it is extensive and throughout the entire building. Until further notice, the office is closed and staff are working through a mix of remote and in-person solutions.

Important – We do not anticipate any interruption to programs or services. Programs that were scheduled to meet at the WDSRA office will be relocated and families will be contacted.

We appreciate all the support we have received from our member Park Districts during this unexpected and notably difficult situation.

Please know that we continue to be committed to providing the very best programming to our participants and customer service to our families. We ask for your patience and understanding as we develop a plan for moving forward. Thank you!

 

Posted 10.4.23

Due to a water pipe break, there will be no public access to the WDSRA office until further notice. Programs and activities will continue to run as normal. We will update as information becomes available.

 

Posted 9.14.23
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Posted 9.7.23
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