The Humble ISD Education Foundation, YMCA of Greater Houston and Humble ISD partnered to build the Insperity Adaptive Sports Complex in The Groves. The $4.8 million complex includes features designed specifically to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.
Located between Groves Elementary and West Lake Middle School, Humble ISD provided five acres of land for the project. The rest of the facility, including the fields, playground and equipment, was funded with donations through the Sports For All campaign.
This unique partnership allows students in the district to utilize the facility during the school day. After school hours the YMCA will host a variety of events, including Miracle League activities. Miracle League is a national baseball league for children with disabilities and functions by establishing a buddy system of able-bodied individuals with those who have physical challenges.
“With the opening of this sports complex, we really demonstrate that it’s possible for all children to have facilities that meet their needs. They will be able to participate in physical activities, learn the value of teamwork and competing against themselves – all of those things we really value across the entire school district,” Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, Superintendent of Schools, said.
The Insperity Adaptive Sports Complex is only the second of its kind in the Greater Houston Area and was dedicated on March 24.