South Suburban Special Recreation Association

815.806.0384
info@sssra.org
19910 80th Avenue
Tinley Park, IL
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jack Knies received the Illinois Therapeutic Recreation Section - Excellence in Service Award at the 2022 Illinois Park and Recreation Conference in January. This award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of therapeutic recreation. Jack, who has been a part-time staff of SSSRA for 3 years and has...

SSSRA Stingrays Powerlifting athletes participated in the 2022 Region C Powerlifting Competition. The event took place on March 25 and 26 at Marmion Academy in Aurora. Congratulations to the athletes! Thank you to our part-time staff: Shevon Reed and Aliyah Qualls. Thank you to our volunteers: Reid Specht, Brian Hedinger, and Brian Lubke. Jillian Angel- Gold...

Congratulations to the SSSRA Stingrays 1 basketball team! They traveled to Illinois State University to compete in the Special Olympics Illinois State Basketball Tournament the weekend of March 11-12, 2022. The team had a very successful tournament, where they won both their games and came away with the gold medal and the first place trophy....

The annual SSSRA Stingrays & Torch Run Police Officer Basketball Game was held on Tuesday, March 8. Police officers and representatives from Worth, Matteson, Richton Park, Park Forest, and Tinley Park joined our athletes on the court. Thank you to all of the police officers and representatives. Thank you to the Matteson Recreational Division and the...

The SSSRA Office got a makeover last week! Our parking lot has been replaced, and new lines/stripes have been added for the parking stalls. Our staff cleared weeds, trimmed bushes, and raked to make our landscaping look beautiful! ...

Christine Martinez has accepted the position of Recreation Specialist at SSSRA! Christine graduated from The University of St. Francis with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Recreation & Sports Management, with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. Christine recently completed a 14-week internship with SSSRA, and we are so glad to have her on our team!Welcome, Christine! ...

Laura Pubins has accepted the position of Operations Manager at SSSRA! Laura has worked for SSSRA since 2004, initially as a part-time Program Supervisor. In 2013, she switched roles and became one of our full-time Secretary/Registrars. She missed seeing participants at programs, so she began working as a Recreation Specialist in 2019. Laura has a Bachelor of...

Hello SSSRA Friends!Summer is almost here! We have been making plans to bring oodles of fun in 2021.We’re looking forward to sunny days, warm breezes, smiling faces, and laughter all around. SSSRA has a great line-up of in-person programs and special events that focus on wellness and safety, but if you’re more comfortable with a...

We are excited to present SSSRA’s new logo!We asked our participants, families, staff, and board of directors to describe SSSRA in three words. Fun, caring, and social were the most common themes in the responses we received. The shapes of the logo symbolize coming together and forming a connection. Blue is refreshing, friendly, and calming....

Due to the generosity of the following foundations, service clubs, and individuals, program expenses for select programs will be covered, and programs fees will be lowered or free for our residents during 2020: Gina Prayne White, Chillicothe500 Face Coverings Ms. Gail Sturm, Frankfort$100 for virtual programs Mr. & Mrs. Kye Stockwell, Walpole, MAIn Honor of Janet Porter $500...