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]

Baseball:

The spring 2021 season will be modified. Games will start on May 8th and end May 29th. The season will end June 5th with a grand slam contest and end of season goodies. We are likely going to minimize the number of teams we have to reflect only 4 teams total and games will end by 12pm on Saturdays. To minimize the spread and contact among others, this season will require athletes to have a one-on-one, sibling, or parent/guardian accompany them to the ballpark as we will not have any volunteers this season. The concession stand will be closed as well so please bring water and snacks with you.

Any other updates will be provided closer to the start of the season.

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]

Registration is currently CLOSED.

Winter 2021 Cheer with the Big 3!

Cheerleading is back January 23rd-February 27th. The season is set to be virtual with meetings and practices held weekly on zoom. The end of season banquet will showcase the cheerleaders dances and routines they have worked on throughout the season. Please stay tuned for updates from Coach Kathleen once the registration window has closed.

Big 3 is designed for youth and adults with disabilities to build skills and knowledge of the game of basketball and cheer routines throughout a 6-week virtual training league. Each basketball player will receive a training bag of supplies, training videos, scorecard to complete each week, and have regular Zoom check-ins with coaches. Cheerleaders will receive a bag of goodies and meet each week via Zoom with their coach to practice. The season will culminate with a scorecard competition against Kernersville and High Point teams and cheer routine for the cheerleaders.

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

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.