GJ Aufman Jr. Summer Rec Program!

Calling all local school-aged kids ... you are invited to participate in the annual GJ Aufman Jr. Joint Recreation Program sponsored by the joint municipalities of Bradford Woods, Franklin Park, Marshall, and McCandless! The program includes team sports, group recreation, and arts and crafts.

The program begins on Monday, June 15 and runs through Friday, July 10 from 8:45 a.m. to noon (no provision for lunch). There are two sites to choose from: Bradford Woods Elementary School and Hosack Elementary School.

Pre-registration is requested in advance, and can be done by clicking hereApplications also are available below or from the center director on the first day of attendance.

Each participant is required to submit the registration fee of $175 on the first day of attendance. Checks are to be made payable to the Town of McCandless, 9955 Grubbs Road, Wexford, PA 15090.

This program is open to residents and non-residents (Grades 1-8) and we encourage the invitation of family, friends and neighbors. Participants must have completed first grade to participate.

Students who wish to participate in the program are required to complete both the Registration and Medical Authorization forms. SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY WHEN PRE-REGISTERING OR WITH THE CENTER DIRECTOR ON THE FIRST DAY OF ATTENDANCE ALONG WITH THE REGISTRATION FEE. The forms are available below:

Athletic Associations

Three athletic associations provide baseball/softball opportunities for our youth: Ingomar Franklin Park Athletic Association (IFPAA), the McCandless Athletic Association (McAA) and North Allegheny Little League (NALL). While the Town doesn't operate these groups, the Town does support them. For more information, please visit their websites.

The North Allegheny Soccer Club provides recreational soccer activities for children in the area covered by the Town of McCandless, Bradford Woods Borough, Marshall Township, and Franklin Park Borough. For more information about this organization, please visit their website.

The North Allegheny Inline Hockey Club is a club sport for the North Allegheny School District. NA Inline is open to all North Allegheny school students (boys and girls) in grades 2–12. The club participates in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Roller Hockey League (PIRHL), with the season beginning in September and running through March. Participants need to be able to skate at a basic level to participate, and all players are evaluated and placed on an appropriately tiered team according to their skill level. Registration is held from March 15–April 15 each year, followed by evaluations each May. For more information, please visit their website.

Tiger Pride offers youth the opportunity to play football under the United Youth Football League.

If you like basketball, you can try the North Allegheny Basketball Association, an in-house program that offers clinics, team practices and league games in a less-competitive setting.

Other Opportunities

In addition to serving its youth through athletic associations, the Town offers its residents many recreational opportunities. Please visit the North Allegheny School District, as well as the YMCA. The Athletics section of the North Allegheny website lists many activities available to residents. On the YMCA website, please click on Baierl Family YMCA.

For information on the Town's parks, click here.