The Arc of Greensboro in North Carolina works with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities within their community. The Arc is committed to identifying and securing life-long opportunities for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. One of the programs they offer is the Challenger Cheerleading program. According to cheerleading team head coach, Kathleen Duckworth, “Challenger Cheerleading provides individuals with varying abilities the chance to enjoy this sport like any other child would be able to in school or competitive settings. It also allows parents the opportunity to enjoy watching their child have fun and interact with others in an environment that might not otherwise be possible without programming like this available. Seeing personalities and excitement shine through the cheerleaders as the season progresses and seeing their skills develop as time passes is truly a joy. Coaching this team and special individuals is the most gratifying job anyone could wish to have!”
This fundraiser for the Challenger Cheerleading program at the Arc wants to raise $450 which will go towards shirts and game-related equipment including tumble mats and pom-poms. The new shirts and equipment will afford them the opportunity to teach new cheers and skills as well as make the most of their practice time. The success of the Challenger Cheerleading program, which is part of the Challenger Sports League, reflects an extraordinary collaboration of parents and community organizations. Donate Now!