In the year 2000 Dreams for Kids realized that there were no organized sports in Illinois for kids with disabilities. The sense of isolation a child feels when he or she is always on the sidelines is heartbreaking and it effects every area of that child’s life as well as their family. We thought, what if all that changed? What if a child long since denied could come from the sidelines into the activities of their dreams? We did not think about it for long. We partnered with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and together we created a summer sports program for kids with disabilities. A few years later we created our own enterprise and expanded it to year long opportunities for life changing activities. The kids named it Extreme Recess.