Allen Kiwanis Angel League
NOTICE: New Location: Allen Celebration Park 701 Angel Parkway Allen, TX 75002 Fields 1 and 2
The Angel League t-ball/softball program is sponsored by our club. The goal of the program is to provide a positive recreational opportunity for special needs children ages 5 to 18 needing a modified sports activity. Children and adolescents learn how to pitch, catch, run the bases, throw the ball, and play with a team of other children to the level of their ability. Each player has one or two high school “buddies” to help them be successful and applaud their successes. Parents tell Kiwanis members how much their child loves playing in the Angel League and how much they look forward to each game. Buddies tell us how much the player they work with improves during the season. Players are rewarded for their successes with a trophy handed out at the end of the season at a pizza, cake, and drinks banquet sponsored by our club.
Community Service Award
The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Allen wishes to recognize local business leaders who have distinguished themselves in supporting the efforts of Allen Kiwanis Club in serving the community of Allen and the children of the world.
We therefore acknowledge and honor the following:
- Baine Brooks, Allen City Councilman and owner of Two Rows Classic Grill in Allen. Bain has always provided financial support and has been an active participant in all our efforts.
- Elke and Tim Marsh, owners at Elke’s Market & Café are regular supporters of all Kiwanis fundraisers and activities.
- The Allen Community Band, and Director, Craig Logan. The Allen community Band was honored for their contribution to the community’s musical, cultural and social environment.
- Market Street at Watters Creek, Gary Malloy, Assistant director, regular supporter of all Kiwanis fundraisers and activities.
Community Service Committee
Service is the heart of Kiwanis. The Community Service committee helps spread that heart felt desire to serve others, to our part of the world. We do this by assessing the needs of the local community, evaluate our ongoing projects and match those with interests and talents of our club members.
Community Service Committee goals
- Conduct a community survey
- Meet a community service need each month.
January: Austin Street Shelter
February: Special Olympics
March: Disaster Relief backpacks
April: Earth Day
May: Veterans Home, Bonham
June: ACO kids summer lunch program
July: ACO Fill the Bus, school supplies
August: ACO kids summer lunch service
September: Keep Allen Beautiful
October: Kiwanis One Day, Planning for next Kiwanis year
November: ACO Thanksgiving food drive
December: Boyd Christmas Store
Third Grade Dictionary Project
The dictionary project for Allen Kiwanis Club began in Fall 2005 as a joint project with Allen Republican Women’s Club. The objective of this project is to place in the hands of all third graders of Allen ISD and Lovejoy ISD a personal copy of Webster’s Dictionary for Students. After ten years, this project distributes annually some 2000 dictionaries among students in the twenty elementary schools of Allen and Lovejoy districts. On presentation day, two or three club members offer a brief introduction of the dictionary either in separate classrooms or in a grade level assembly. A fun lesson reinforces earlier classroom instruction on how to use dictionary and emphasizes the resources in the appendix to include maps along with various lists, tables, and rules of English language. Students are encouraged to write their name in their very own book and to keep it handy for future use and sharing at home. All of this because learning is important!