Exterior view of Student Resource Center

Gateway Special Recreation Association

Gateway SRA promotes the full participation of people with disabilities in meaningful activities that maximize their health, well-being, and quality of life. Recreation is a central component of a healthy lifestyle. This philosophy is carried out through all our recreation and sports programs and services for people with disabilities. Gateway SRA works with 9 area parks and recreation communities to provide these programs. Our main office is located in Burr Ridge and additional programming in the surrounding communities. Recreation programs include Special Olympics athletics, bowling, social clubs, health and wellness, and special events. 

Organization Address

15W431 E 59th Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Name and Position of Contact Person

Ryan Massengill - Superintendent of Recreation

Phone Number

(630) 325-3857 ex.110

Email Address


Website Address


Days and Hours Available for Service Learners

  • Mondays: 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Fridays: 6 to 9:30 p.m. 
  • Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Description of Service Learner Role

Service learning students will be partnered with recreation leaders and aids to assist in facilitating recreation programs. Activities range from fitness assistance, bowling assistance, social club and special event supervision of individuals with disabilities.

Organization Requirements

Service learners will meet in person with the recreation coordinator or superintendent to review safety expectations, days, hours, and locations before being sent out into the field.

Number of Placements Available

Up to 10


Contact Information

Career Services
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1140
Email: csc@cod.edu
Phone: (630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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