Project Awareness and Special Sports

The mission of PAASS is to create an inclusive, supportive environment for individuals with developmental delays and learning challenges allowing them to participate in community-based sports and recreational programs.

a sample of paass activities

What We Do

Together with high school and middle school volunteers, we work with participants to teach them the mechanics of sports and support recreational programs. What’s more, our volunteers socially engage participants developing long lasting bonds and relationships. Our coaches oversee participants and volunteers to help coordinate games and classes. Since its inception, PAASS has connected participants, volunteers, coaches, and parents together to build a community of support, awareness, and acceptance. 
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Sports Leagues & Clinics

PAASS Basketball Team Photo

January 7 – February 25, 2018
PAASS basketball practices and scrimmages are held on Sundays at Dominican University gym. Elementary & Middle School players at 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. High School & Young Adult players at 11:30 – 12:30 PM.

PAASS Sponsor
Dominican University Athletics have donated their facility and provided team volunteers for PAASS players.

Challenger Baseball

March 17 – June 3, 2018
PAASS baseball program has been running since the synthesis of our organization originally known as Challenger League. We play at a variety of ballparks in Marin County and San Francisco.

PAASS Tennis 8-7-16

June 25 & July 9, 2017
PAASS hosted 2 tennis clinics this summer at the Eastwood Park Tennis Courts located at Northern Avenue in Mill Valley. Using both full courts, players and volunteers were able to practice a variety of techniques.

PAASS Soccer

September 10 – October 22, 2017
PAASS has teamed with TOPSoccer to offer our participants a unique inclusive environment to learn and practice soccer. We play on Sundays, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM on Friends Field at the Mill Valley Community Center.

Southern Marin Lacrosse Club

September 23 & October 28, 2017
PAASS and Southern Marin Lacrosse Club along with players from the Tam High School Lacrosse Teams hosted 2 fun, action-packed clinics introducing basic skills using standard and smaller fiddlesticks and soft balls.

PAASS Participant and Volunteer

PAASS Volunteers are needed in a variety of roles for all Sports Programs, Summer Camps, Community Activities, Special Events, and more. Please sign up as a General Volunteer to be notified of opportunities.

Classes & Camps

Martial Arts – Cooking – Yoga – Strength & Conditioning – Swimming – Camp PAASS Without Boundaries – Beyond Limits Camp

We’ve partnered with Mill Valley Recreation and Marin YMCA to offer our participants a wide range of ongoing classes, summer camp opportunities, and private instruction. Classes are held weekdays and continue based on participation. Summer Camps have been a huge success the last 2 years and will grow even more in 2018. We encourage early registration for all programs.

Community Activities

Friday Night Club games
We live in an amazing community with many opportunities for involvement and inclusion for our families. PAASS collaborates with several local organizations in Marin County to promote fun and engaging activities for everyone.
  • Sibshops: Peer Support for Sibings
  • Friday Night Club Marin
  • Hiking Adventures
  • Summer Block Parties
  • CVNL Bay Area Human Race
  • Mill Valley Little League Opening Day Parade