To Our Dear SOAR! Friends,
We hope that this letter finds you safe, healthy and well in these difficult and, uncertain times.
The past few months have been like no other in our lifetime, with a host of "COVID challenges" presented. The forecasts for late Summer and Fall look somewhat better, however, we will continue to face ongoing uncertainty throughout 2020 and beyond.
As you might also be aware, there have been significant operational and funding changes at the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities that impact how organizations like SOAR! provide services. The business model that we have used since 2005 is simply no longer a viable way to deliver recreational activities and events.
These changes, coupled with the major impact of COVID-19 have added to the vulnerability of SOAR!... our participants, caregivers, families, staff and HUNDREDS of friends! Simply stated it is jut not possible to continue providing recreational services in a way that keeps everyone safe. And, that has always been our number one priority!
It is for these reasons that after a great deal of thought, reflection and soul searching I have made the decision to cancel all future SOAR! scheduling and close our operations, effective July 31st.
Speaking for myself, our WONDERFUL SOAR! Staff; (Maureen Schroeck, Barb & Jim Foos, Aurora & Bill Flickinger, Mark Miller, Sue Duffy and Bob Crowley), instructors (Angie Siciliano & Mary Lou Smith), DJ (Tom Verga), caterer (Jae Jokubaitis & friends) and the many others that have contributed to SOAR!.... we have had a tremendous time with each of you. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives for the past 15-1/2 years! It has been our pleasure!
We will continue to maintain an office and answer any questions you may have thru the end of November.
Thank you and STAY SAFE!
SOAR! Mailing Address
Our mailing address is 32730 Walker Road, Suite I - 1, Avon Lake, OH 44012. Phone number: 440-327-6454.
If you have any questions, please contact our Executive Director, Scott Montgomery.
We will maintain an office until the end of November 2020.
SOAR! Seasonal Events
Please note that all SOAR! events have been cancelled as of July 31, 2020 due to COVID-19 and the closure of our operations.
AUGUST EVENT: CANCELLED
"FIELD OF DREAMS, UNDER THE LIGHTS" - a picnic and evening of baseball at Bay Village's Hartman Field.
OCTOBER EVENT: CANCELLED
"HAY FEVER" - a hayride and dance in the beautiful Cleveland Metroparks in Strongsville.
From our WONDERFUL SOAR! Staff:
We have had a tremendous time with each of you. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives for the past 15-1/2 years! It has been our pleasure!
SOAR! Mission Statement
SOAR! is an organization dedicated to providing sports, recreation and wellness activities for adults (18+) with mental and physical developmental disabilities.
SOAR! is committed to helping each and every participant maximize their opportunities for personal growth and accomplishment through a variety of activities conducted in a safe, cheerful and positive environment.
If you have a question in regard to the SOAR! Program, please contact Scott Montgomery, Executive Director,
at 440-327-6454 for more information.