Sports Program

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The success of the Greensboro Challenger League reflects an extraordinary collaboration of parents and community organizations. Parents dedicate their time and energies to coach and support their children. The Greensboro Department of Parks & Recreation arranges access to a baseball field on Saturday mornings during the spring and fall as well as a gymnasium for adaptive basketball during the winter. Particpants also enjoy bowling on Saturday afternoons during the winter. The Greensboro Grasshoppers kick off the spring Challenger season with a baseball practice clinic at NewBridge Bank Park.

The Arc of Greensboro provides the essential administrative and support functions. Program costs are paid with donations from the participating families along with proceeds from The Arc’s fund raising efforts. Participating athletes are recognized each fall at an awards banquet.

Siblings, students, friends and other concerned community residents function as volunteer “buddies” for the athletes. More than 130 special young athletes enjoy the benefits of physical activity, friendly competition and opportunity to socialize with their peers. For more information on the Challenger Sports League, please contact us at (336) 373-1076 or [email protected]

Fall 2020

FUNDRAISER: Panthers Cheer Squad Fall 2020 (closes October 20th)

The cheerleaders are asking for your help making sure they have the proper equipment and infrastructure needed to navigate this new virtual experience. The Carolina Panthers grant is only for their fall schedule, not for winter basketball or spring cheer sessions. The cheer squad usually does an annual fundraiser at Jason’s Deli but due to the times and safety of our cheerleaders, we are doing a virtual fundraiser as well. We appreciate your donations and if you are unable to donate we just ask that you pass this along!

THANK YOU!

-Cheer squad + Coach Kathleen


Flag Football and Cheerleading:

Challenger Sports League in collaboration with the NFL Carolina Panthers, Proehlific Park and Greensboro Parks and Recreation, offers an inclusive flag football and cheerleading program through the Carolina Panthers grant.

Due to COVID-19 we will have a modified season. The Challenger Flag Football & Cheerleading Virtual Fall 2020 Season will start mid September and go through the end of October. The season will include drill videos that you can use daily and a weekly workout with Coach Chris. Each athlete will do a self check test on skills of all abilities during week 3 and finish week 6 with a team point competition against Durham Parks and Recreation. We will finish the season with a drive in banquet. Details on the season will be sent out after Labor Day. Question, email [email protected] or call 336-373-2626.

Greetings from Coach Kathleen:

Challenger Cheerleading is BACK but with a twist due to COVID-19. The health and safety of our cheerleaders and those who are immune-compromised is our greatest concern, therefore, we will be hosting cheerleading ALL VIRTUAL this fall season. Our virtual season will kick-off mid-September and last through late October. Although it will be different, we will still have motion drills, cheers and chants and a dance to learn and perfect! We will showcase our skills and what we have learned in a unique way at the end of the season. An instruction and practice time will occur weekly via ZOOM videos as a team. Once the registration period has ended, we will conduct a survey of all cheerleaders to find out what day and time will work best with our “at-home” schedules. We have some unique tricks up our sleeve to still make this a fun and interactive season for our Panthers Cheerleaders, and can’t wait to have you join us! If you have questions about registering or the season, please contact Coach Kathleen at [email protected]

Abilities Indoor Tennis

Abilities Tennis offers an indoor tennis clinic in the winter.  Email: [email protected]

Winter Abilities Indoor Tennis Sessions schedule

Dates coming soon

Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center

Address: 21 Oak Branch Dr B, Greensboro, NC 27407

Phone:  336-299-6894

Leslie Wolff phone 336-456-2398

Baseball:

Challenger League is open to persons with disabilities between the ages of 5 and up. Games are played at Pomona Park, located at 3911 Clifton Road in Greensboro. Siblings and friends are also encouraged to join, to provide a more inclusive environment. For more information about registration or volunteering, please contact Kristin Bigford at [email protected] or call (336) 373-1076 or [email protected]

Basketball and Winter Cheerleading: TBA

Join Challenger Sports League with Basketball and Cheerleading at Smith Active Adult Center in Hester Park; 2401 Fairview Street, Greensboro.

Winter Bowling: TBA

Abilities Tennis:

Challenger Sports League in collaboration with Abilities Tennis, offers a tennis clinic in the spring and in the fall. Clinics take place at Grimsley High School Tennis Courts.