Clue Murder Mystery

This quarantine has finally gotten to the Parks and Recreation Department at The Community House and the Village of Hinsdale! They are tired of all the cancellations and delays in their fun activities. They wish people could be back in the parks, having fun, making crafts, and playing ball. Enough is enough! We are done with the evil Mr. COVID who started this pandemic!

Are you a good enough detective to figure out which Parks and Recreation Department employee murdered Mr. COVID? Who did it? Where did they do it? What weapon did they use?

Where to find the clues:
Search for paper clues around Robbins Park (S Vine St & 7th St) and Burlington Park (30 E. Chicago Avenue) in Hinsdale to solve the murder of Mr. COVID!

Dates Available:
This mystery will be available from May 8th-May17th. Use the following page to check off the clues you find.

Rules:
Be sure to maintain appropriate social distancing while you investigate and please don’t touch or remove the clue! Search high and low for paper clues that will mention either a suspect, weapon or location that wasn’t used in the crime (you don’t actually need to visit those parks). You will need to walk, bike or run at either park to make sure you don’t miss any evidence.

What to do when you solved the mystery:
Once you have solved the mystery email parkrec@villageofhinsdale.org to enter a raffle for a prize!
DON’T give away the answer, we want to keep this fun going for and give everyone a chance to figure it out.

Clues List with Pictures!
Click HERE for a printable version of the clues to find with pictures!

CLUES:

List of Weapons:

Clorox Wipes, Lysol, Vaccine, UV Rays, Hand Sanitizer

List of Suspects:

Beth Hahn, Kate Vogts, Kelci Bednar, Dan Janowick, Heather Bereckis, John Finnell, Sammy Hanzel

List of Locations:

KLM Park, The Community House, Pierce Park, Memorial Hall, Hinsdale Police Department, Burns Park

 

Virtual Sports Classes

Check out all of our virtual sports offerings! From preschool soccer to STEM Sports, we have just the right classes to keep your kids active at home! Below you will find registration links and class information so you can choose the sports class that’s best for your child!


Breakaway Basketball

ZOOM GET BETTER CLASSES
Ages: 1st-8th Grade

click here for more class information and to register

Getting better does not happen after doing something 1 time. The biggest gains will be made by those who are taking what they are learning and doing a little extra on their own. WORKING HARD while no one else is watching is a big key to becoming your best. We want to be able to teach, inspire, motivate and most importantly connect with your children during these different times. The skills we teach will be great but the interaction of Coach Greg leading and being assisted by 6 Breakaway coaches in every class will be just as important. These classes will be 45 minutes in length.

Equipment needed: All players will need 1 or 2 basketballs depending on the class, a place to dribble, and some water.

CLICK HERE to see the action taking place


Sports Kids

Zoom instructions and code will be e-mailed to participants each week. SportsKids is not responsible for any issues with a participant’s device, WiFi access and location where he/she is doing the Zoom class.

PARENT & CHILD STORIES N’ SPORTS
Ages: 3-5 years w/ parent

click here for more class information and to register

Parent participation is needed. Jump into the world of sports and literature through this exciting virtual class! Children, with the help of their parents, will enjoy a mind-awakening story, learn body challenging sports skills and enjoy some social time each week. Our curriculum helps families get active and have fun…at home! Please wear comfortable clothes, gym shoes, and make sure you have your own indoor or outdoor space with room to play each time class meets.
Supplies Needed: 1 Soccer ball and 1 basketball (or any ball that you can kick or bounce), 1 laundry basket, 2 tennis balls (or any small balls or balled up socks), 4 cones (or empty soda bottles, plastic cups, etc.), 1 scarf, 2 paper/plastic plates (or frisbee), 1 baseball mitt (if available), 1 broom (or hockey stick), and 1 indoor or outdoor chair.

KICKS FOR KIDS SOCCER SKILLS @ HOME

Ages: 6-10 years

click here for more class information and to register

Stuck inside? Join us for this virtual class that will kick your soccer game into gear! Learn how to develop excellent soccer skills such as dribbling, balance, shooting, ball control, foot/eye coordination and agility so you can become a more confident player. This digital class will allow kids to see their teammates and work directly with the coach. Please wear comfortable clothes, gym shoes, and make sure you have an area that is roughly 10 x 10.

Equipment Needed: 1 soccer ball (or any ball that you can kick), 1 laundry basket or cardboard box, and 4 cones (or empty soda bottles, water bottles, plastic cups/bowls).

 

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL SKILLS & cONDITIONING @ Home

Ages: 7-10 years

click here for more class information and to register

Stuck inside? Go yard in your backyard in this fun virtual class! We will provide 30-minute sessions that focus on bat grip, swing path, throwing techniques, pitcher grips, fielding skills and more. A variety of dynamic exercises that use the lower half, core and upper half of the body will be taught with the focus on improving agility, range of motion, strength, flexibility and body control. Wear your favorite team’s cap and be ready to improve your game! Please wear comfortable clothes, gym shoes, and make sure you have an open area that is roughly 10 x 10. Instructor: SportsKids Inc. Online Zoom class.
Equipment Needed: 2 baseballs (or tennis balls, any small balls), 1 laundry basket or cardboard box, 4 cones (or empty soda bottles, plastic cups/bowls, water bottles), 1 bat (or something to simulate a bat), 1 mitt (if available), chalk, 1 flat base (can cut one out of cardboard), and 1 indoor or outdoor chair.
Ready to get back to the basketball court at the gym or park but can’t? No need to worry! We will help you hone your ball handling, footwork, shooting form and other basketball skills as you “Zoom” with us at home. This interactive virtual class experience allows boys and girls to develop at their own pace with lots of encouragement and a big focus on FUN! Please wear comfortable clothes, gym shoes, and make sure you have an open, hard surface area that is roughly 10 x 10. Instructor: SportsKids Inc. Online Zoom class.
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball (or any ball that bounces), 1 laundry basket or cardboard box, 4 cones (or empty soda bottles, plastic cups/bowls, water bottles), chalk, masking tape and 1 indoor or outdoor chair.

SUPER SPORTS SAMPLER @ Home

Ages: 6-10 years

click here for more class information and to register

Calling all young athletes! Get up, get moving and join us for an interactive and fun virtual sports class. Participants work on the fundamentals of soccer, track & field, basketball and more to keep active and athletic while they are at home. Please wear comfortable clothes, gym shoes, and make sure you have your own indoor or outdoor space with room to move around each time class meets. Instructor: SportsKids Inc. Online Zoom class.
Supplies Needed: 1 soccer ball and 1 basketball (or any ball that you can kick or bounce), 1 laundry basket or cardboard box, 2 tennis balls (or any small balls, balled up socks), 4 cones (or empty soda bottles, plastic cups/bowls, water bottles), 1 scarf, 2 paper/plastic plates (or frisbee), 1 baseball mitt (if available), 1 broom (or hockey stick), and 1 indoor or outdoor chair.

LACROSSE SKILLS/CONDITIONING @ Home

Ages: 6-10 years

click here for more class information and to register

Staying at home doesn’t mean you can’t continue to hone your lacrosse skills! Join our virtual class to work on cradling, scooping, dodging, face-offs, and other offensive and defensive lacrosse fundamentals. Players will also learn strength and conditioning exercises to help them develop proper mechanics to be effective lacrosse players. Please wear comfortable clothes, gym shoes, and make sure you have an open area that is roughly 10 x 10. Instructor: SportsKids Inc. Online Zoom class.
Supplies Needed: 1 lacrosse stick, 1 laundry basket or cardboard box, 2 tennis balls (or any small balls), 4 cones (or empty soda bottles, plastic cups/bowls, water bottles), and 1 indoor or outdoor chair.

TRACK, FIELD, AND FITNESS @ Home

Ages: 6-10 years

click here for more class information and to register

Turn off the tv, stand up and get moving in this fun at home virtual class! Boys and girls will learn the jumping, running and throwing skills involved in the sport of track and field. We will also focus on everything from enhancing agility to strength training so that kids learn the importance of exercise for a happy, healthy lifestyle. Please wear comfortable clothes, gym shoes, and make sure you have an open area that is roughly 10 x 10. Instructor: SportsKids Inc. Online Zoom class.
Supplies Needed: 2 tennis balls (or any small balls), 4 cones (or empty soda bottles, plastic cups/bowls, water bottles), 1 frisbee (or 2 paper/plastic plates), chalk, masking tape and 1 pool noodle (or plastic baseball bat, anything that can be safely used as a javelin).

Parent/Child Tracksters @ Home

Ages: 3-6 years w/ parent

click here for more class information and to register

Run and jump into this unique class that will combine stretching, movement, and fitness concepts with jumping, running, throwing, and other skills used in track and field. Kids, with the help of their parents, can follow along with our instructors to learn to do jumping jacks, squats, stretches and other fitness activities while focusing on getting exercise and having fun as a family. Please wear comfortable clothes, gym shoes, and make sure you have an open area that is roughly 10 x 10. Instructor: SportsKids Inc. Online Zoom class.

Equipment Needed: 2 tennis balls (or any small balls), 4 cones (or empty soda bottles, plastic cups/bowls, water bottles), 1 frisbee (or 2 paper/plastic plates), chalk, masking tape and 1 pool noodle (or plastic baseball bat, anything that can be safely used as a javelin).

Parent N’ ME PIGSKIN PALS @ Home

Ages: 3-6 years w/ parent

click here for more class information and to register

Pal around with dad or mom at home as you learn the basics of football such as throwing, hand-offs, center skills and catching as well as preschool fundamentals like counting, shapes, words, and colors. Activities help increase listening skills, coordination, self-esteem and confidence while focusing on being FUN! Please wear comfortable clothes, gym shoes, and make sure you have an open area that is roughly 10 x 10. Instructor: SportsKids Inc. Online Zoom class.

Equipment needed: 1 Nerf-style football, 1 laundry basket or cardboard box, 4 cones (or empty soda bottles, plastic cups/bowls, water bottles) and 1 indoor or outdoor chair. Other information: Parent participation is needed.

Tiny Toes Music

April 2020 Class Information

Welcome to our Spring semester of Music Together! We can’t wait to sing and dance with you and your family.

Tiny Toes Music and The Community House holds the safety and well-being of our friends, family, and community foremost in our hearts and minds. At this point, it’s impossible to tell when we’ll be able to gather together again. Our Spring Semester will begin as planned on April 5 from the comfort of our homes. It’s important to remember that what we are doing in our communities is practicing social distancing, NOT isolation. We’re focusing on what we CAN do, thinking creatively, and supporting young children’s development. Getting families singing and dancing as a family at home is really our goal each week at Tiny Toes Music, so in a way nothing has changed! Wondering what that will look like?

As an enrolled family in Tiny Toes Music’s Spring Semester, each week you will receive:

  • Zoom classes with your favorite Tiny Toes Music teachers at regular times seven days a week. Yes, seven days a week! And you can come to as many as you like! We’ll add more times if needed to keep up with demand.

Weekly Schedule 

    • Sunday at noon- Miss Shannon
    • Monday at 9:15 a.m.- Miss Lindsey
    • Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.- Miss Beth
    • Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.- Miss Emily
    • Thursday at 10:00 a.m.- Miss Roberta
    • Friday at 11:00 a.m.- Miss Kathy
    • Saturday at 10:00 a.m.- Tiny Toes Music Party! Who will you see this week??!
  • Exclusive access to our Family Portal, where you can stream these recorded classes at your convenience. No need to stress or have that dreaded fear of missing out. As time goes by we’ll add content- coloring pages, prerecorded songs, and special lullaby times.
  • A Wednesday email with educational content, ideas to make the music your own at home, dance party suggestions, and more!
  • Download codes to stream the music of the Maracas Collection as well as a pdf of the songbook. When it’s safe to do so, we’ll distribute CD’s and songbooks.

Here’s how you’ll log in once you are enrolled:

  • Create an account at tinytoesmusic.com. It’s very possible you’ve already done this. If so, wait until we’ve confirmed your enrollment and granted you “Level 2 Access” in the Family Portal. If you have trouble with this step, send us an email at info.tinytoesmusic@gmail.com and we’ll help you out.
  • Click on Family Portal and explore! It’s here that you’ll see links for Zoom Classes each week. And once the classes have been recorded, we’ll upload them here for you to watch later. You’ll also see a chat room that you can use to communicate with other Tiny Toes Music families.
  • Follow the links each week to attend class:
    • Sunday at noon- Miss Shannon
    • Monday at 9:15 a.m.- Miss Lindsey
    • Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.- Miss Beth
    • Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.- Miss Emily
    • Thursday at 10:00 a.m.- Miss Roberta
    • Friday at 11:00 a.m.- Miss Kathy
    • Saturday at 10:00 a.m.- Tiny Toes Music Party! Who will you see this week??!

Tips for participating in class:

      • Your microphone will be muted when you arrive. If there’s not many of you and you can talk without delay, go ahead and turn your microphone on and say Hello! Once ten or more people join, please keep your microphone on mute until after The Goodbye Song. You can then unmute and say hi to the teacher of the day.
      • If you are not comfortable being recorded or seen during class, simply turn off your video. You can also “Hide Self View” and we won’t see your screen!
      • To see all the people in the class, toggle Gallery View. To focus on the instructor, toggle Speaker View.
      • Zoom is free for everyone to use! Test it out with your friends and family members so you’re comfortable during class.
      • If you’re having trouble streaming, turn off the wi-fi on other devices in your home. Or, call your internet service provider and see what your options are! I was able to double my speed and reduce my costs this month.
      • Over time we’ll add content- coloring pages, prerecorded songs, and ideas to play at home

What about materials and once the class is moved back to The Community House?

In order to follow orders to stay at home and maintain social distance, we will not be distributing physical Music Together materials for these classes until it is deemed safe to do so.

Once it’s deemed safe to go back into buildings and gather together, we will begin to transition into physical classes again, while still offering online classes each week. By continuing to offer virtual classes at that time, your family will be able to make the decision when to join us in person.

More Information and Registration

For more information please visit tinytoesmusic.com/classes

To register click here

If you are experiencing any issues with Zoom or receiving content please email Roberta directly at info.tinytoesmusic@gmail.com

Jodie Harrison Basketball League 4th-8th Grade Player Evaluations

The Community House is very excited to announce that we are partnering with Breakaway Basketball to help with our player evaluations this year. With the new partnership there is some changes being made to they way our player evaluations are being done. Reserve your spot by registering for our evaluations with the links below! 

Evaluation Information

4th-8th graders are  REQUIRED to attend the player evaluation session on December 6th to help in the fair distribution of teams. Evaluations will take place at The Community House and will be ran by Breakaway Basketball. Players not present at evaluations or send in a rating will be placed on teams after those who attended evaluations/have a rating.

Your child must be registered for the league and must be registered for an evaluation time in order to attend on December 6th. This is to allow us a certain number of kids per try out time and to make sure there is an appropriate child to coach ratio for the evaluation process. Registration links below.


Date: Sunday, December 6th

Location: The Community House

Times and Registration Links: (These times are accurate but check back later, registration opens in October!)

4th Grade Boys 10:00-10:45am OR 10:45-11:30am

4th Grade Girls 2:30-3:15pm

5th Grade Boys 11:30-12:15pm or 12:15-1:00pm

6th grade Boys 1:00-1:45 or 1:45-2:30pm

5th/6th Grade Girls 3:15-4:00pm

7th/8th Grade Boys 4:00-4:45

7th/8th Grade Girls 4:45-5:30pm


LOCATION INFO AND WHAT TO BRING

Evaluations will take place at The Community House.

  • Arrive 10 minutes early for check in and to receive your player number
  • Tryouts will be 45 minutes – remember water!
  • ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN BASKETBALL

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child have to be registered for evaluations in order to attend?

Yes, your child must be registered for both the league AND evaluations in order to show up for evaluations. Use the registration links above to register your child their spot in the player evaluations. This is to allow us a certain number of kids per try out time and to make sure there is an appropriate child to coach ratio.

What if my child can’t attend evaluations on December 6th?

If your child cannot attend the evaluation date please contact The Community House to rate your child’s skills from 1-3 (rating information below). Players not present at evaluations or send in a rating will be placed on teams after those who attended evaluations/have a rating.

How will evaluations be rated?

Evaluations will be 1 hour and consist of scrimmaging and skill evaluations (dribbling and shooting drills). We base it on a scale from 1-3. 1 being very good and in the top 15% of the kids in the league, 2 being somewhere in the middle and average with the sport, and 3 being in the bottom 15% of the league.


For more information about the league visit www.thecommunityhouse.org/jodieharrison

Contact Kelci Bednar at kbednar@thecommunityhouse.org for any questions

Employment Opportunities

The Community House has open positions to join our team of dedicated, professionals who are committed to making a positive impact on the communities we serve.

Employment Application

E-Learning Care Staff 

The Community House is offering E-Learning Care to help offset the new hybrid schedule of D181 and CCSD180. This program is seeking experienced and qualified team members. All members of our team must have experience working with children and have an enthusiastic and positive attitude. Qualified team members will be able to implement the program curriculum which includes enrichment courses, homework help, and group activities.

E-Learning Care Job Description

Jodie Harrison Scorekeeper

Applicant should be at least 14 years of age or older. Applicant should be
responsible, friendly, enthusiastic, and patient. Score keepers will show up on time scheduled, make sure games are running smoothly and keep score of the game.

Jodie Harrison Scorekeeper Job Description


Flag Football League

CLICK HERE to view our season changes

CLICK HERE to view our updated rule book

CLICK HERE to view our league guidelines


QuickScores Website- Rosters and Schedules

www.quickscores.com/thecommunityhouse

To find your child’s team click here

To view the practice schedule click here

 

Flag Football Picture Day 

FLAG FOOTBALL PICTURE FOR 1st-4th GRADE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO 10/17 Pictures will take place at The Community House in the gym

 FOR THE PICTURE DAY SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION

Resources

Plays and other resources
Rules Cheat Sheet
Rulebook
Under Armour Flag Football resources
USA Football Resources

 

Village of Hinsdale Field Closure links

For any teams who are practicing in Hinsdale and using the Village of Hinsdale field space please use the links below to see if there are any field closures

On the website: https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/departments/parks_and_recreation/field_and_facility_status.php

By calling (630) 381-4636

By checking social media: https://twitter.com/HinsdaleParks  or https://www.facebook.com/HinsdaleParksAndRecreation/

On the rainout line app or website: https://rainoutline.com/search/dnis/6303814636

Have any other questions? Contact Kelci Bednar at 630-323-7500 ext. 237 or by email kbednar@thecommunityhouse.org

 

Jodie Harrison Basketball League Information

The Community House is very exited for another season of Jodie Harrison Basketball! This season may not be the Jodie Harrison season we are all used to but rest assured, we have prepared a fun alternative to offer the community!

This season we are partnering with Breakaway Basketball to run all practices and weekend activities (parent volunteer coaches still needed!). Our league will follow the All Sports Policies (click here to view) and both The Community House and Breakaway Basketball are prepared to tailor the league to follow any guidelines changes we may face.

Breakaway Basketball Coaches will run all league practices and assist in running the weekend Team Skill Challenges. Volunteer Coaches are still needed to assist in team practices and manage teams on the weekends.

As of November 18, as part of our continued efforts to maintain a safe environment for our guests, staff, and community members we are forced to pause all basketball programming, however, registration for 2021 remains open and as we move forward, we will look for the guidance of Dupage County Health Department and DCOE. Once we move back into Tier 2, we will continue basketball programming as scheduled or if need be reschedule missed classes and dates.  For those planning on the 2nd-8th grade Jodie Harrison season, we are still looking forward to providing a great program for you so that kids and families can have opportunities to play and compete.  

We thank you for your patience and cooperation. We know that participating in programs like this are part of providing healing, socialization, and normalcy to kids and families who desperately need it and understand the physical and mental health benefits of being a connected community.  We are taking a pause, but we’ll be back stronger than ever!

 

 


League Registration

REGISTRATION IS FINALLY HERE!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE LEAGUE.

Be sure before you register you get the chance to look over our league changes, guidelines, and important dates.

League Logistics

  • Each age division will be split into Pods of ~32 kids with 8 kids per team.
    (Pods will be formed based on school and grade.) Team requests are NOT GUARANTEED. Pod/Team formation will be made by the Recreation Supervisor.- see below for more information Pod/team formation.
  • All League activities will be non-contact to follow the current All Sports Policies. In the event of basketball moving to Level 2 in the All Sports Policies, weekend skill competitions will be turned into scrimmages between teams within your assigned Pod.
  • Time commitment will be a 1 hr week night practice and 1 weekend Team Skills Challenge both ran by Breakaway Basketball
  • Volunteer Coaches Needed at every grade level to help assist with practices and the team skill challenges on the weekend
  • Masks will be required at all times (even when playing/participating)
  • To receive member pricing, your membership must be valid on the start date of the league, January 4, 2021.
  • All refunds will be charged a 50% processing fee after December 21, 2020. Refunds will NOT be given after December 28, 2020. This date allows parents to know the practice/weekend schedule and determine if their child can participate in the league
  • CLICK HERE for the hoop height and ball size by age division

Important Dates and Events 
Dates/Times subject to change
Dec 9         Coaches Meeting at 6:30pm at The Community House
Dec 18        Rosters and schedules posted online by 8:00pm
Dec 21        Last day for full refund—50% processing fee applied
Dec 28        Last day for any refunds
Jan 4           First week of practices
Jan 16/17    First weekend of Team Skill Development Challenges
Feb 6/7        Picture Day at TCH
Feb 27/28    Final weekend of Team Skill Development Challenges

Team/POD Formation

How we will form teams and pods:
Age groups will be put into pods of ~32 kids, within each pod we will split the 32 kids into teams of ~8 kids per roster.
-Pods will be based on age/grade and which schools kids attend
-Depending on the registration numbers from each school, we may not be able to put all the kids from the same school on the same team. However, we will do our absolute best to keep all kids in the same school in the same pod. (they will still be at the same practices and the same time for weekend skill challenges)
-Depending on the number of kids from each grade in combined age divisions; we may choose to prioritize keep school and grades together over keeping teams/pods equal with equal number of kids from the same grade on each team.
-Team requests are NOT guaranteed, there is a high chance your child will be on a team with children from another school.

Volunteer Coaches NEEDED!!

Volunteer Coaches needed at every grade level to help assist with practices and the team skill challenges on the weekend. We have a strict 2 coach max per team and we will not accept any 3rd coach requests. 

A coaches meeting will be held Wednesday, December 9th- 6:30pm, at The Community House.
If you are interested in coaching email kbednar@thecommunityhouse.org.

Practices/Weekend Skill Competitions

Practices and Weekend Skill Competitions will be held at The Community House ran by Breakaway Basketball Coaches with the assistance of parent volunteer coaches.
Weekday practices are chosen at random by the Recreation Supervisor
Weekend activities can be played at any point during the season and times listed below are TENTATIVE and subject to change.

2nd boys- Saturdays, 9:00am-12:00pm
2nd girls- Saturdays,11:00am-2:00pm
3rd boys– Saturdays, 1:00-4:00pm
3rd girls- Saturdays, 3:00-5:00pm
4th boys– Saturdays, 4:00-7:00pm
4th girls– Sundays, 10:00am-12:00pm
5th/6th boys– Sundays, 1:00-4:00pm
5th/6th girls– Sundays, 11:00am-2:00pm
7th/8th boys– Sundays, 9:00-11:00am
7th/8th girls– Sundays, 4:00-5:00pm

Team Skill Development Challenge Day (Weekend Activities)
We are very excited to be partnering with Breakaway Basketball to offer non-contact Team Skill Development Challenge Day. Players will participate in team skill challenges where they will earn points for their team. Teams will compete against other teams in these challenges but, most importantly, these challenges are geared towards them competing against themselves. Each week they are trying to better their score by all the hard work they are putting in during the week.
On the weekend teams will participate in the following non-contact competitions: Stationary Ball handling Progression, Right Hand Layups Finishing School, Left Hand Layups Finishing School, Spot Shooting, 3 point Challenges, 2 in a Row Steal the Bacon Style, etc.
Every weekend every player needs to wear their jersey, bring their own ball, water, and be ready to GET BETTER. We will also need one parent volunteer coach who will be in charge of organizing their team. This will include rebounding, passing, counting, and encouraging their players.

In the event that Basketball is moved to level 2: Team Skill Competitions will be turned into team scrimmages within your assigned pod

Hiring Scorekeepers!

We are looking for interested High School students to run the scoreboards for games during Jodie Harrison Basketball games! Anyone interested can either contact Kelci Bednar or stop by The Community House to fill out an application

 


Be a SUPERHERO-Sponsor a Team!

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We are excited to offer opportunities for corporate sponsorship of teams, divisions and special events for the Jodie Harrison Basketball League. Fees charged for programs and services at The Community House cover roughly 50% of the operating budget. The remainder comes from generous individuals, corporations and foundation grants. This support helps cover things like equipment, uniforms, scholarships for those who couldn’t afford programs or services, education programs for low-income families and more!

Click here for sponsorship details.

 

 

Have any other questions? Contact us at 630-323-7500

American Bandy Hockey League

This league, for 3rd-8th graders, begins  APRIL 10, and is played on Sunday afternoons. Bandy league LogoPlayers can register as a team, or as an individual who will be placed on a team.  Teams are not coached, but the players make decisions to build their independence and leadership skills.  An introductory clinic will be offered at the start of the season for players to learn the unique rules of the game.

Click to Here to Register 

What IS American Bandy???

Hockey Biomechanics took a European game and created “American Bandy.”  While it is not limited to hockey players only, it does foster many of the puck possession and battle skills used in hockey.  We encourage players of all ages to compete and have fun!  This high energy game is a great alternative to hockey and pure fun for non-players.

The USBL has an official rule book and set of playing standards that encourage players of all ages to compete and have fun. This high energy game is a great escape from hockey and pure fun for non-players.

Click to Here to Register 

FAQ’s:

  • Offered to boys and girls
  • If a team registered that needs a player – participants that registered as an Individual will be placed on that team.
  • Spring Season is current grade
  • Games are for 1 hour, in between time slots of 12 – 5pm on Sundays, April 10-May 22
  • No practice, just games
  • Registration closes Friday, March 25
  • Schedule posted April 4th
  • Minimum of 5 players per team; max of 7 players
  • USBL Waiver must be completed and registered for every player with The Community House.
  • Safety Equipment is provided. Goalies must wear a helmet with a face mask (also provided). Mouth guard is optional.
  • No Coaches required. A Referee is provided by Hockey Biomechanics, Inc.

Location: All games will be played at The Community House.

For additional information or questions please contact the Recreation Supervisor at 630-323-7500 Ext. 247

Click to Here to Register 

Charlie’s Gift Mid-America Real Estate Group

MID-AMERICAWe are delighted to partner with Mid-America Real Estate Group in support of
our 
Charlie’s Gift Center for Autism and Related Disorders.

Charlie’s Gift provides a family-centered, team approach to address the needs of children and families facing autism and other related disorders.  As a community-wide resource serving the Chicago metro area, Charlie’s Gift strives to support the family as a whole, educate the community, and raise awareness about the importance of beginning therapy early so children have the best possible start to reach their full potential.

How your contribution will make a difference

  • $100 will provide access to summer camps for a child at Charlie’s Gift
  • $500 will allow a Charlie’s Gift child to receive 6 sessions of individual therapy
  • $1,000 will enable a Charlie’s Gift child to receive 6 moths of a weekly social group experienceCG button

Charlie’s Gift Statistics

  • More than 100 children with Autism and their families participated in our therapeutic programs and Services annually.
  • 1,800 clinical hours providing various therapies and recreational opportunities to help children and families cope with the effects of Autism.
  • Nearly 1,600 Walkers participated in the 2014 Walk the Walk for Autism!

Autism Facts

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 in 68 children.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders are 5 times more common in boys than girls.
  • More children are being diagnosed at an early age so they have the earliest start possible to begin intervention.
  • The cost of lifelong care can range from $3.5-7 million for an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • 88% of all marriages end in divorce after their child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder is the fastest growing developmental disability.

Our Services

Through Charlie’s Gift, The Community House is able to provide the following services to families in the metro Chicago area:

  • Behavioral Therapy & Counseling
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy using both a fine motor and a sensory based therapy approach
  • Group services that focus on mental health therapy, speech and language development, fine motor and sensory integration, and social skills development
  • SibShops recreational, educational, and fun groups for the brothers and sisters of children with special needs
  • Coffee & Conversations, a monthly parent-to-parent networking, educational and support group
  • Lending library of books and resources for families
  • School and IEP Advocacy
  • A variety of seasonal group activities such as horse therapy, yoga, handwriting clubs, and much more!

3 on 3 Basketball in Suburban Life

The 2nd Annual Hinsdale Community 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament was featured in this week’s Suburban Life!  Come and enjoy the competition, the inflatables, the face painting and don’t miss your favorite Hinsdale neighbors in the DUNK TANK!

Read the Suburban Life piece below or click HERE 

Janowick: Bring your best game to the Community House’s annual basketball tournament

Published: Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 3:51 p.m. CDT

The Community House in Hinsdale continues to put out the welcome mat in the community. This local nonprofit is known as, “Your Place to Gather and Grow” to their neighbors in the western suburbs. With countless programs and resources, The Community House has become a staple to the local community.

Kid’s programming has been one of the most important aspects of what the Community House offers. They provide a place where children learn, thrive, practice teamwork and have fun. From basketball to theater, music to art, dance to camp and after-school activities, the Community House’s kid’s programming enriches the community.

In order to help the kid’s programing continue to impact children from the local suburbs, the Community House will be holding the second annual Hinsdale Community 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 23. This all-day Tournament is open to players in fourth grade and up.

Men and women are encouraged to grab some friends and form a team. There will also be many fun-filled family activities such as kid’s games, inflatables in the park and a dunk tank! All proceeds raised benefit kids programs at the Community House.

The Community House offers hundreds of opportunities for people of all ages each year ranging from athletics, to the arts, summer camps to after school programs and everything in-between. While registration fees pay for our individual classes, the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament raises money so we can make improvements to our programming through larger purchases like improved seating for our basketball leagues, facility upgrades for our after-school program or updated software for our graphic design classes.

To register your team, please log onto www.thecommunityhouse.org, or stop in to register at 415 W. Eighth St. in Hinsdale.

For further information, please call 630-323-7500.

Not a player? Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a day of basketball, food and fun.

The Community House has been a beloved local resource since 1943, and kids programs are the backbone of what we do. The support from our neighbors helps us continue to enhance and strengthen programs for children and families.

Dan Janowick is the facilities director for the Community House