The YMCA Challenger program does much more than give kids of all abilities the opportunity to play sports, learn to swim and try something new. It’s about being active, being part of a team, learning new skills, and perhaps most of all, making friends.
This year, we are proud to celebrate a decade of teamwork, friendship and memories. We hope you will join us for flag football, basketball and our inclusive events this fall!
Please contact us for more information:
Raegan Schurr, adaptive program director, 816.300.0531
Rachel Oswald, adaptive program coordinator, 913.642.6800
Up Next: Flag Football
Register by August 15
Join your Challenger friends for football fun this fall! League begins the week of August 29 in Lee’s Summit, Kansas City North, Overland Park and Excelsior Springs.
Register for Flag Football
Registration opens later this fall for these sports:
Basketball will be held October-November in Lee’s Summit, Kansas City North, Overland Park and Excelsior Springs.
Court Sports will be held December-January in Kansas City North and Johnson County.
Visit KansasCityYMCA.org/Challenger for the latest updates.
CHEERS FOR CHALLENGER
Thursday, September 1
Spend the evening with us and make a difference in the lives of kids and young adults of all abilities! Enjoy fine food and beverages, live music, and a silent and live auction benefiting YMCA Challenger programs for young people with special needs and the Fred and Shirley Pryor YMCA Challenger Sports Complex.
Event Details and Tickets
Cheer Clinic with the Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders
Saturday, September 17
3:30-5 p.m. North Kansas City YMCA
3:30-5 p.m. Olathe Family YMCA
Show your spirit! Learn encouraging cheers, dance moves and stunts from the Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders. This activity is open to ages 4-30+.
Register for North Kansas City Cheer Clinic
Register for Olathe Cheer Clinic
YOUNG ADULT EVENTS
Get more connected with friends and peers through our Young Adult outings for ages 12 and older.
Friday, September 9: Rat Pack at Starlight Theatre. Limited tickets still available. Register online
SAVE THE DATE
Friday, September 9: Challenger Family Night at We Rock the Spectrum
Saturday, October 8: Costume Ball at the Cleaver Family YMCA
Saturday, October 29: Howl at the Moon Dance at the Olathe Family YMCA
Saturday, November 5: Hayride and S’mores at Shawnee Mission Park
Saturday, December 3: Winter Wonderland Dance at the Olathe Family YMCA
Saturday, December 17: Holiday Dance at the Olathe Family YMCA