The Family Y of Greater Augusta

Adapted Programs

Adaptive

At the Family Y, it is our desire for everyone, regardless of ability, to find a welcoming place to grow and thrive and for our facilities to be safe and accessible. Our Y is one of the first in the country to be intentional about offering programs to meet the recreational and therapeutic needs of those with disabilities. It is our long-term vision to become a model for facilities around the country for adapted programming.


Adapted Aquatics

The Kathryn M. York Adapted Aquatics Center, also known as Katie’s Pool, is located at the Wilson Family Y. It is dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals with physical and/or developmental challenges. A variety of individualized and group programs are offered in this unique pool. For more information about Katie’s Pool, click here.

Adapted Wellness

The Total Access Wellness Center at the Wilson Family Y is the only adapted wellness center in the CSRA. Located off the main Wellness Center, it provides adapted fitness equipment for exercisers affected by physical or cognitive disabilities and non-disabled exercisers. Each piece of equipment is easily adjustable to accommodate the height and strength level of those using it, including those exercising from a wheelchair. Adapted Wellness Staff are available by appointment for half-hour individual classes to assist in improving the participant’s independence and quality of life. Call Claudia Collins at 706-922-9664 for information about fees and to schedule an appointment.

Adapted Sports

The Family Y welcomes all athletes to put some play in your day! Miracle League Baseball provides spring and fall competitive and non-competitive baseball play on a specially designed rubberized baseball field located behind the Uptown VA Medical Center. Players ages 4 and up with physical and developmental disabilities are paired with an able-bodied “Buddy.” For more information about Miracle League Baseball, click ,here.

The Wilson Family Y is home to the Green Jackets Wheelchair Softball Team. Formed in partnership with the Family Y, Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America (SEPVA), Walton Foundation and the Green Jackets Baseball Team, the team competes regionally. It offers adults affected by physical disabilities the opportunity to play softball. For more information, contact Coach Sutton at 803-760-2613 or Team Rep Orlando Perez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Spring registration is May 1-31 with the season beginning June 1. Georgia Hawks Wheelchair Basketball Team plays at the Wilson Family Y. The team is registered with the National Wheelchair Basketball Association and sponsored by the Family Y and SEPVA. The Georgia Hawks play competitively across the southeast and have won numerous tournaments. Contact Coach Sutton at 803-760-2613 or Team Rep Orlando Perez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Summer registration is July 1-31 with the season beginning August 1.