Advocacy and Programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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 info@arcg.org.

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 Linda Yurko at (336) 373-1076 or info@arcg.org

Basketball and Bowling:

Join the Challenger Sports League with fun and collaborative sports with Bowling at Triad Lanes, or Basketball at the Craft Recreation Center.

Tennis:

Challenger Sports League in collaboration with Abilities Tennis, offers a tennis clinic in the spring and in the fall. Clinics take place at Greensboro Day School Tennis Courts, located off of Lake Brandt Road.

Fall 2016 Tennis Clinic
September 11 – October 30th
Sunday 1:00 – 2:00