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Community After School Programs

Adult Bowling Program 
Bowlers learn the basic rules for Ten Pin Bowling; learn to take turns, while socializing with their friends.  We keep track of their scores and awards are given out seasonally at the Sp. Olympic Candlepin Bowling Tournament in March… We bowl at Timber Lanes Bowling Alley in Abington.  The coast is $5.00 each for show rental and bowling

Begins: TBA


Boy Scout & Girl Scout Program
Cardinal Cushing Scout programs offer wonderful opportunities to form friendships, be a part of a group and learn many helpful life skills.

The Girl Scouts work on a variety of badges and community-based activities.  Our Girl Scout leader is from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts and works closely with our Assistant Recreation Director.

Cardinal Cushing Boy Scout Troop 376 has been a part of Cardinal Cushing Centers for more than 25 years, last year we have had the opportunity to team up with Troop 38 of Hanover.  Troop meetings are conducted with an opening ceremony and closing ceremony and include a different activity each week.

Girl Scouts:  Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Boy Scouts:  Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.


Cheerleading Squad
Our Cheerleading squad practice each week;  cheer for our Soccer and Flag Football Teams, participate in Special Olympics and attend the Flag football/cheerleading tournament held at Gillette Stadium.

Thursdays, 3:00 p.m.-4:00p.m.


Sharks Flag Football Team – Fall
This is a unified team for our Sp. Olympians and are joined up with adults and teens for our local community.  Team members practice each week, has scheduled games, and participates in Sp. Olympics and attends the Fall Flag Football/Cheerleading tournament held at Gillette Stadium.

Tuesdays: 4:00 p.m.


Special Olympic Soccer- Fall
Athletes will have the opportunity to pick two events they would like to train for.  Track events include the mile walk or run, 100 meter or 200 meter run or walk.  Training will cover proper warm up/cool down activities and proper nutrition and training attire. Athletes will have the opportunity to participate at the Special Olympics assessments at Brockton High School and attend the 2018 Massachusetts Special Olympics Summer Games in Boston.

Under 22 years practice: Tuesdays, 3:15p.m.-4:00p.m.

Over 22 years practice:  Thursdays 5:00- 6:00 p.m.


Cardinal Cushing Centers Basketball Program- Winter

Team members practice basketball skills, play games against other Special Olympic teams, attend the Southeast Special Olympic Basketball Assessment Rounds and have the opportunity to participate at the 2018 Special Olympic Winter Games in Worcester.   We   offer a wide range of basketball teams from a very high and intensive program to a basketball skills program.

Team 1—Tuesday 3:15 p.m. (higher ability).

Team 2—Monday 3:15 p.m. (medium ability)

Team 3— Thursday 3:00 – 4:00 p.m..(low ability)


Cushing Adult Basketball Team- Winter

Cardinal Cushing is offering 5 Special Olympic Basketball Teams for adults with intellectual disabilities. The Nets and Angels play on Monday nights and are geared to medium level of ability

The Bulls & Celtic teams are Traditional Special Olympic teams are for higher ability.  Tuesday team is a player development team where team members practice with the coaches to increase their ability in the game, exercise and have fun.   All teams attended practice, play community games and attend Special Olympic Tournaments. 

Practice: Nets & Angels Mondays at 6:00 p.m. – medium ability

Bull & Celtics: Mondays at 5:00 p.m. – high ability

Cushing Lions: Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.- low ability

Where: Cardinal Cushing Centers Gymnasium

Practice times are subject to change


Sp. Olympics Massachusetts – Developmental Sports Program –NEW

Developmental Sports is an extension of the Young Athletes program that focuses on a variety of sports specific skills that children can use in future sports team participation, Developmental Sports is for children 6-12 years old with and without intellectual disabilities.

Children can attend this program it there is not a Special Olympics team in their area.  Or if they are not necessarily ready for a competitive sport.

Begins TBA

10:00 -11:00 a.m.


Zumba Aerobics- year round
Join the Latin dance fitness craze with our certified Zumba instructor for a fun filled hour of dance and exercise.  Get in shape with this fun and exciting fitness routine.  All you need – sneakers and the ability to shake your hips! Zumba takes place in Cardinal Cushing Centers’ gym.

Fridays: 3:15 p.m.


Halloween Workshop- Fall

Participants create a haunted scene, make the props for the scene to make the scene come to life

And particapte in our annual haunted Rec. Hall on TBA

Begins:  TBA


Cardinal Cushing Vacation Programs

Your child will join in a variety of physical, social and Cultural activities on and off the Cardinal Cushing School campus. Activities will include sports, arts & crafts, music, cooking, bowling at Boston Bowl and more..  Please bring a bag lunch

February Vacation:  TBA

April Vacation:  TBA

June Break: TBA

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost:  $80.00 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)


For more information please contact:

Tom McElman
Director of Recreation and Community Programs