Free Spirits Special Events

Please refer to the current program guide for class times and locations or click here to register online.
Free Spirits programs are designed for any individual, youth or adult, with a mental or physical disability who chooses not to participate in regular Derby Recreation Commission programs. 


This class is designed for individuals with learning and developmental disabilities.  Utilizing art making within the group setting, this class will help to foster social skills and provides a framework for increased self awareness and emotional expression. Each week participants focus on a different theme, exploring various art making processes in this hands on class.  The helping hands of caregivers are always welcome.  Ages 6 and up.


Join us as we celebrate all the successes of the Free Spirits Spring sports season.  We will honor participants in bocce, volleyball and bowling seasons.  Dinner will be served, and certificates will be awarded.  Family and friends are invited.  All ages.

Free Spirits Soup Supper

Warm up with a bowl of delicious soup.  This annual soup supper is a benefit for the Derby Free Spirits, the local Special Olympic team.  Tickets are available at the Derby Recreation Center, 801 E. Market, or from any Free Spirit athlete or board member.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door.  For more information call 529-2677.  $5 all you can eat.

Afternoon Adventures

Afternoon Adventures is a cooperative effort with the Derby Recreation Commission and USD 260.  Adventures are planned for USD 260 students with intellectual and physical disabilities.  The adventures for the winter will be bowling at Derby Bowl. All ages.  

WSU Women's Basketball

Let's Go Shockers!  Cheer on the WSU women's basketball team.  Admission is free for Free Spirit athletes.  Family and friends may attend for a minimal fee.  You must call DeeAnna at 529-2677 by December 14 to make reservations. Transportation is provided.

Thunder Hockey

Cheer on the Wichita Thunder.  Tickets are free to Free Spirit athletes.  Family and friends may attend for the price of a ticket. Reservations must be made by February 15.