About Us

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Empowering the community!

 

"My goal is to empower the community by providing affordable recreation activities to the Joliet area. As well as provide unique experiences that promote learning opportunities and will enrich the lives of the diverse community." - Ve'lari Dorsey 
 

 

Meet Our Staff

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Annamariaa Dorsey

Administative assistant

I have been working in administration for over 30 years. The Dorsey Family has owned many businesses in the Joliet area for over 50 years and we cant wait to assist you with your recreation needs!

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Ve'lari Dorsey

Founder, Owner and instructor

 

I will be your instructor. I love instructing sports. I have been in the recreation industry for over 13 years. I have a bachlors in communication from Purdue University Northwest. I Cant wait to Meet you!

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Italy Wallace

Core Curriculum specialist/Business Consultant

I am a full time instructional coach. I help implement new strategies in the classroom. I specialize in technology and how to utilize tech skills in schools as well as recreation programs. I look forward to improving the DF2 fitness curriculum.

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In Loving Memory of Percy Dorsey

 

Percy was an inspiration to all who were lucky enough to cross his path. After serving in the Army for many years he was honorably discharged and received a Master's in Electronics from Tuskegee University.  He owned his own television repair shop right in the the heart of Joliet's downtown area. He is the inspiration behind the Dorsey Family Foundation and his Legacy will live on through our organization.