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The Recreation Commission is a 9-member group that is appointed by the Selectboard. Each Commissioner serves a 3-year term and their primary functions are to oversee the Recreation Department, to create policy, and to select what programs to offer. If you are interested in serving on the Recreation Commission, contact the Recreation Director or apply to the Selectboard when an opening is advertised.
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Registration is available for all programs online through our registration site, Blue sombrero. Registrations are not accepted in office. Payment can be paid at the time of registration with Visa or MasterCard or a check can be mailed to the Recreation Office after the online registration is completed.
Financial aid is available for youth sports and is based upon your school lunch qualification. Students that receive free school lunch are eligible for a 100% fee waiver and students that receive half lunch are responsible to pay 50% of the registration fee. If you do not meet the school lunch qualification and have a need for financial assistance, you can request financial help. Fees are not waived for bus trips, adult sports leagues and adult fitness classes. You can fill out the financial waiver form below.
Recreation Department activities are publicized in the Town Reminder, Hampshire Gazette, the Republican, registration page, Facebook page, Channel 15 and in the school newsletters.
Anybody that wants to volunteer for the Recreation Department should indicate that on the registration form. If you are looking to volunteer and do not have a child playing you can email email@example.com with your name, phone number, address, qualifications, etc. All volunteers that work with children must complete a CORI check and may be interviewed for certain activities.
The Recreation Department is always looking for donations or sponsorships to help with its programs or facilities. If you are interested in making a donation or becoming a sponsor contact the Recreation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Recreation Department’s cancellation hotline is 413-538-5030 ext. 6188. When programs are cancelled due to inclement weather, their status will be listed at that number. If a coach decides to cancel a game or practice when the weather is questionable on their own, they will contact team members directly. Additionally, certain sport groups have their own websites where they will announce any cancellations.
If you are interested in starting a new program or have an idea, please submit that idea in writing to the Recreation Department at email@example.com. The Recreation Director and Commission will look into the feasibility of that program. Key factors include need, how many people will register for the program, cost, where can the program be held and how will it be supervised.
You can book a pavilion at Buttery Brook Park by filling out the form at www.southhadleyrecreation.org