Roswell to offer veteran’s adaptive softball, cycling

A $21,080 VA Adaptive Sport Grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will make it possible for Roswell to offer adaptive sports softball and cycling leagues to former service members, city officials announced.

The Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic, and Cultural Affairs Department will begin offering the programs this spring.

The Veteran’s Adaptive Softball League will be an eight-week program, with 48 players in four teams of 12 players each. Weekly practices and games will take place at the Roswell Rotary Dream Field, specially designed for adaptive recreation.

The Veteran’s Adaptive Cycling League will be offered in partnership with Bike Roswell, Catalyst Sports and Roswell Bicycles. It will welcome veterans with physical impairments to experience cycling on the Roswell trail system twice a week for eight weeks.

For information, contact Will Crook or Jessica Leonard, adaptive recreation specialists, at or

The city has built up an adaptive recreation program over the past several years, interim parks director Jeff Pruitt said. “We are thrilled to be able to now expand these programs to veterans with disabilities,” he said.