Recreation & Sports - Community Organizations

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A-HOPE Foundation

Websitehttp://www.a-hope.org
Address3421 S. Cedarwood Circle
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional AddressP.O. Box 8486
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

A-HOPE Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2004. Our Mission is to provide deserving student athletes a seamless process of obtaining a student visa, transportation to the United States, making sure they are acclimated to their new environment and providing them with an opportunity to receive an outstanding education.

(Note: This organization can be contacted via an email form on their website.)

Year Established2005
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Active Living Coalition

Websitehttps://bloomington.in.gov/node/3726
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

The Active Living Coalition is comprised of individuals and organizations in Bloomington that represent all areas of fitness, wellness, nutrition and active living. Active Living Coalition members include representatives from health care, health and nutrition education, city and county parks and recreation departments, businesses with focus on fitness, wellness and active living and service organizations that promote healthy, active lifestyles throughout the Bloomington community.

What We Do:

Improve overall health and wellness by developing educational materials and coordinating health events

Develop walking guides for Bloomington's trails and streets

Coordinate community walks and health fairs

Write and submit grants

Compile wellness resources to post on our site

Host employee wellness policy workshops

The Active Living Coalition is open to all who have a passion for improving health and wellness of people who live, work and visit Monroe County. Participation ranges from keeping abreast of activities and events to participating in and leading collaborative projects.

We meet the first Thursday of each month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room at the I.U. Health Bloomington Community Health Office located at 333 East Miller Drive, Bloomington, Indiana .

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ActiveLivingCoalition

ContactJess Klein
kleinj [at] bloomington.in.gov
812-349-3700
Year Established2018
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Agon

Websitehttps://www.agon.us/
AddressP.O. Box 8013
Bloomington, IN 47407
Additional AddressP.O. Box 8013
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

Mission: to facilitate human flourishing through the pursuit of athletic excellence. 

Our year-round competitive swim team offers swim lessons, competitive swim training, and swimming for adults. Practices are offered daily at Edgewood High School.

ContactTemujin Gold
Temujin [at] agon.us
812-318-5983
Year Established2014
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Alpine Ski Club

Websitehttp://www.alpineskiclub.org
AddressP.O. Box 551
Bloomington, IN 47402-0551
Description

The Alpine Ski Club is a dynamic organization dedicated to the enjoyment of winter sports such as alpine skiing and snow boarding, good fellowship among skiers and friends, and activities that bring members together throughout the year.

 

Incorporated in Bloomington, Indiana in 1981 as a non-profit organization, the Alpine Ski Club has drawn its membership from as far away as Glacier, Montana. Members have ranged in age from 20s through 70s. And member backgrounds are just as diverse as their ages. The club sponsors spring break (and an occasional January or February) trip to the Rockies or Europe, day and weekend trips in the mid-west, and "ski nights" at our local resort - Paoli Peaks, Indiana. The ASC is now a member of the Ohio Valley Ski Council, so our members can participate in other OVSC events and its club's trips and racing competitions.

Contact(812) 334-4080
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Amateur Softball Association (ASA)

Websitehttp://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball.aspx/
AddressBloomington Parks & Recreation
2350 W. Bloomfield Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Located on W. Bloomfield Rd. (2nd Street) on the west side of town, Twin Lakes Sports Park plays host to spring, summer and fall adult softball leagues, and has been awarded the distinction of hosting national softball tournaments for all ages of participants for over a decade.

Contact812-349-3760
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Bloomington Bicycle Club

Websitehttps://www.bloomingtonbicycleclub.org
AddressP.O. Box 463
Bloomington, In 47402
Description

The Bloomington Bicycle Club, Inc., (BBC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting bicycling in all its diversity. Formed in 1976 and incorporated in 1984, the BBC serves primarily Monroe County, Indiana, and the surrounding area.

ContactJim Schroeder (President)
pres [at] bloomingtonbicycleclub.org
Additional ContactWarren Smith (Vice President)
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Blades Youth Hockey Association

Websitehttps://www.bloomingtonblades.com
AddressP.O. Box 2381
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The Bloomington Blades Youth Hockey Association is dedicated to providing an opportunity for children between the ages of 6 and 12 to play ice hockey in a competitive, organized manner under the instruction and supervision of qualified coaches. The program welcomes all children with an interest in playing hockey. In addition to providing a structured format to enjoy the game, BBYHA also strives to help children develop their athletic skills, sense of citizenship, sportsmanship, and fair play.

ContactAlyson Baer (Varsity and JV Scheduler)
bloomingtonblades [at] gmail.com
812-332-3307 Ext.201
Additional Contactalysonebaer [at] gmail.com
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Bloomington Community Bike Project

Websitehttps://www.btownbikeproject.org/
AddressCommunity Bike Project
214 N. Madison St.
Bloomington, IN 47404-3961
Additional Address245 W. Grimes Ln
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

 

Bloomington based group that focuses on providing bicycle transportation. Services include the following:

  • bikes for sale: we sell gently used bikes at bargain prices
  • earn-a-bike program: participants can receive a bicycle after volunteering their time in our shop
  • advocacy: we support alternative forms of transportation; we support the reuse and recycling of bicycles
  • workshops & classes: we offer unique bike maintence workshops and classes for children and adults
  • open shop: we make our tools available to the public
  • bike distribution: we give away one free bike a month for qualified applicants
  • art: we weld old bike parts to make bike racks, tables, or sculptures
ContactBloomington.Bike.Project [at] gmail.com
(812) 624-5322
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Bloomington Fencing Club

Websitehttps://bloomingtonfencingclub.com
Address107 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Bloomington Fencing will be teaching classes in their new (as of March 2010) facility on the courthouse square. For class times and prices, call or visit website.

ContactJason Dazey
bloomingtonfencing [at] yahoo.com
812-219-3468
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Bloomington Fools Hash House Harriers

Websitehttp://www.bfh3.com/
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

The hash is a non-competitive social club that meets to run, jog, or walk a four to six mile cross-country trail. The trails, set up by different hashers each week, traverse obstacles designed to slow down the hashers--including creeks, mud, sewers, tunnels, brambles, shopping malls, etc. Following the hash trail there is a brief ceremony welcoming new hashers and marking how many trails members have completed.

Contact(812) 335-2991
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Bloomington Junior League Baseball Association

Websitehttps://www.bjlba.org
AddressPO Box 7404
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

BJLBA has been created to provide a means whereby children ages 5-18 can play the game of baseball in an organized manner, under the instruction and supervision of qualified coaches. Further, to aid these children to develop athletic skill and a sense of citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play.

ContactDave Huss (Commissioner)
registration [at] bjlba.org
335-6635
Additional ContactKyle McAninch (President)
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Bloomington Walking Club

Websitehttp://bloomington.in.gov/documents/viewDocument.php
AddressSee Description for details
Bloomington, IN
Description

The Bloomington Walking Club is a new, informal walking program being implemented through the combined efforts of the Indiana Running Company, Bloomington Parks and Recreation, and IU Community Health.This is an informal gathering of walkers to develop healthy habits and meet new friends. The club meets on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:00pm.  You will be able to choose a two- or four-mile route and go at your own pace.

Mondays
Indiana Running Company
121 N. College Ave.


Thursdays
Areté Athletic
1567 Piazza Dr. in Renwick Village

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Bloomington Wrestling Club

Websitehttps://sites.google.com/site/bhsswrestling/home
AddressBloomington High School South
1965 S Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

Ages 5 - 18, boys and girls Registration: January Cost:$60 for one,$100 for two; scholarships available Practice begins Feb. season January - July. Practice in mat room at Bloomington High School South.

Contact812-334-1666
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Bloomington Yacht Club, Inc.

Websitehttp://bloomingtonyachtclub.org/
AddressP.O. Box 303
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Contact: 812-339-9415 This sailboat-only club is located on the South shore of Lake Lemon (entry by Port Hole Inn Restaurant). Club memberships include use of wet and dry storage, electric hoist, club house, Sunday races, monthly club meetings and other social activities.

ContactJeff Becker
jeffmbecker [at] gmail.com
812-331-9115
Additional ContactAmy Metzger
ajmetzger [at] gmail.com
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Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

Websitehttp://bloomington.in.gov/documents/viewDocument.php
Address3300 N. Headley Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

Griffy Lake Nature Preserve is 1,179 acres off North Dunn Street, with a 109 acre lake. The boathouse is located at 3300 N. Headley Road. Scenic woodlands teem with wild flora and fauna Nature Preserve. Swimming is prohibited in the lake, and to protect wildlife, all dogs must remain leashed while in the preserve. Call Angie Smith at (812) 349-3759 for boathouse information on Weekdays, and the Boathouse phone at (812) 349-3732 for Saturday and Sunday rentals

ContactSteve Cotter (Natural Resources Manager)
cotters [at] bloomington.in.gov
(812) 349-3736
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Guardian Martial Arts

Websitehttp://www.guardianmartialarts.org/
Address701 W. Popcorn Roa
Harrodsburg, IN 47434
Description

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Our mission: To improve overall health and wellness for people of all ages through education and participation in general health, fitness and exercise, as well as opportunities for spiritually-enriching activities and services
 

Contact812-329-9941
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Hoosier Canoe Club

Websitehttp://www.hoosiercanoeclub.org/index082010.html
AddressIN
Description

The Hoosier Canoe Club, founded in 1963, is a common adventure organization for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy paddlesports, camping, wildlife and friendship. During the winter months the annual Activity/Trip Schedule is developed for the upcoming season and in early April becomes available to the membership. Trips are featured nearly every weekend from March through October. A monthly newsletter details each scheduled activity for time, meeting location, shuttle particulars, and other logistics. From calm flatwater to thrilling whitewater, the club's varied schedule has trips for all abilities and interests

ContactDan Valeskey (Skipper)
skipper [at] hoosiercanoeclub.org
Additional ContactMariann Davis (Executive Officer)
xo [at] hoosiercanoeclub.org
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Indiana Swim Club

Websitehttps://www.teamunify.com/team/inbscl/page/home
AddressPO Box 2266
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The mission of the Club is to encourage youth in the Bloomington area to experience the sport of swimming at a variety of levels, from the beginning swimmer to the national caliber swimmer, in a safe and supportive environment that fosters discipline, sportsmanship, and self-esteem.

ContactJeff LeBeau (Coach)
coachjeff [at] indianaswimclub.com
812-325-0443
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Indiana Track Club

Websitehttp://indianatrackclub.com
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

The Indiana Track Club is composed of youth and road running divisions that practice together on Indiana University's tracks and cross country course. Includes the Road Runners and the Magnificent Seven races.

ContactTed Ferguson (President)
info [at] indianatrackclub.com
Additional ContactRick Rumple (Indiana Track Club Youth Program Coordinator)
intrackclub [at] yahoo.com
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Lake Monroe Sailing Association

Websitehttps://www.lakemonroesailing.com
Address7600 S. Shields Ridge Road
P.O. Box 5966
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

 

Lake Monroe Sailing Association (LMSA) is located in the rolling hills of southern Indiana at the Moores Creek Sailing Marina on Lake Monroe. LMSA offers club membership, wet storage in slips and on buoys, dry storage in secure fenced areas, marina facilities, a shelter house, camping areas, shower house, childrens playground, and club activities to the sailing public.

ContactRita Flynn
rflynn [at] lakemonroesailing.com
824-4611
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Monroe County Senior League Baseball Association

Websitehttp://www.mcslba.org
AddressWinslow Sports Complex
Bloomington, IN 47407
Additional AddressP.O. Box 7421
Bloomington, IN 47407-7421
Description

MCSLBA is organized exclusively for charitable purposes under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code. The charitable purpose is to provide a means whereby young adults playing ages 13-18 can play the game of baseball in an organized manner, under the instruction and supervision of qualified coaches. Futher, to aid these children to develp athletic skills and a sense of citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play.

ContactKyle McAninch
registration [at] mcslba.org
812-336-8467
Year Established2020
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Monroe County YMCA

Websitehttps://www.monroecountyymca.org/
Address2125 S. Highland
Bloomington, IN 47402
Additional Address1375 N Wellness Way
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build health of body, mind, and spirit for all.

Contactinfo [at] monroecountyymca.org
812-332-5555
Additional Contact812-331-5556
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Monroe County Youth Soccer

Websitehttp://cutters.suso.org
AddressMonroe County Youth Soccer, Inc.
2741 S Kegg Road
Bloomington, IN 47403
Additional AddressP.O Box 3520
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

The goal of Cutters Soccer Club is to create an environment where every soccer player, recreational or Travel, may develop a passion for the game while fulfilling their potential as soccer players and young people.

ContactDavid Weigand (Administrator)
cutters_soccer [at] yahoo.com
(812) 333-8010
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Pokemon Go Bloomington

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/BtownPokemonGO
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

Pokemon Go Bloomington facilitates meetings, tournaments, and community events for the local Pokemon go player base.

ContactAlicia Keebaugh
btowndiscord [at] gmail.com
719-203-0510
Year Established2016
Incorporation StatusUnincorporated
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Riddle Point Rowing Association

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/riddlepointrowing
Description

The Riddle Point Rowing Association (RPRA) is a community outreach organization that provides opportunities for individuals and families in the Monroe County area to learn, develop, and excel in the sport of rowing. RPRA strives to promote fairness, sportsmanship and participation, while providing coaching, education, recreational and competitive opportunities for its members.

Contactinfo [at] riddlepointrowing.com
812-856-5774
Additional Contactwebmaster [at] riddlepointrowing.org
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Smithville Diamonds

Websitehttp://smithvillediamonds.com/
Address7555 Strain Ridge Road
PO Box 13
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

Smithville Diamonds Little league will provide a healthy environment for the youth of our communities. Our focus is to encourage participation, develop character and discipline, promote teamwork, and advocate citizenship and community pride. We will strive to provide quality instruction in the development of baseball and softball skills, sportsmanship, competitiveness and fair play. Smithville Diamonds Little League is committed to enriching the lives of our youth and fostering a love of the game.

ContactJT Bellush
smithvillediamonds1 [at] gmail.com
812-887-0256
Year Established1960
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Special Olympics Indiana - Monroe County

Websitehttps://soindiana.org
AddressPO Box 2554
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Special Olympics Indiana Monroe County offers year-round sports training and athletic competition for children (8 years and over) and adults with intellectual, cognitive or learning disabilities. We offer training and competition in six sports, including Athletics (Track & Field), Basketball, Bowling, Equestrian, Golf, and Softball.

ContactDenise Brown (County Coordinator)
info [at] soimc.org
812-325-1548
Additional ContactTeresa St John (Treasurer)
county.coordinator [at] soimc.org
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