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affiliated organizations D edicated to improving the quality of life, through advocacy and awareness, promoting a successful leisure lifestyle for individuals with disabilities. M-NASR serves children, teens and adults with physical, mental and emotional disabilities, their families and their community recreation agencies by providing a wide range of recreation and leisure programs for people of every age, talent and interest. M-NASR also provides inclusion assistance for participants of Des Plaines Park District programs. If you are in need of a M-NASR Aide, please check the Americans with Disabilities Act Need Accommodation box on the Des Plaines Park District program registration form. Requests for M-NASR assistance in our programs must be made at least two weeks in advance of the start date. Photo: M-NASR Make a difference in the community. Volunteer and become a Board Member! The Des Plaines Friends of the Parks is currently accepting applications for an open position on their Board. The Friends are always looking for ambitious and community minded people to participate in building the organization. The goal is to provide scholarships for children and families in need, so they can participate in park district programs. Board members spend approximately 15–20 hours per year volunteering at events and participating in meetings, to raise the much needed funds for scholarships and to generate awareness of the organization in the community. The Des Plaines Friends of the Parks created Golf in the Dark at Lake Park, which has become their largest annual fundraiser. Members volunteer at park district events, including the Spring Fun Fair, Easter Eggstravaganza, The DASH 5k Race, Fall Fest, and Winter Wonderland. Volunteering with us is also the perfect way for a student who needs service hours to contribute to the community. If you love Des Plaines as much as we do, please consider becoming a member. Visit our website: www.DesPlainesFriendsOfTheParks.org and contact us. We look forward to meeting you! For information about the important programs, classes, and events provided for the community by these Affiliated Organizations, please contact them directly. Des Plaines Camera Club......................... Gary Taylor........................................... 847-513-3835 Des Plaines History Center....................... Philip Mohr.......................................... 847-391-5399 Frisbie Senior Center................................ Stephen H. Samuelson......................... 847-768-5944 M-NASR (Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation)........................................ 847-966-5522 M-NASR Phone Relay System............................................................................. 800-526-0844 Rand Park Dog Training Club..................... Gloria Urquhart.................................... 847-825-3318 Des Plaines Youth Baseball...................... Paul Michels...................... desplainesyouthbaseball.org Des Plaines Girls Softball......................... Chris Thomas....................................... 847-376-3691 Junior Warriors Basketball........................ John Bongiorno ................................... 847-275-3162 Jr. Warriors Football & Cheerleading.......... Pat O’Brien.............................. jrwarriorsdp@gmail.com Junior Warriors Soccer Club...................... Eliades Hernandez......... warriorsoccer2013@gmail.com Lady Warriors Girls Basketball.................. Namon Kent........................................ 847-529-7239 49