Public Invited to Cheer On Down Syndrome Athletes June 22 at Ed McCaffrey DARE to PLAY Football Camp

We’ve been busy this summer with the first ever DARE to PLAY football and cheer camp in Annapolis Maryland, and the third annual Ed McCaffrey DARE to PLAY Highlands Ranch camps as well. These two camps are presented in conjunction with Global Down Syndrome, a Denver non-profit near and dear to Ed’s heart.

Said Michelle Sie Whitten, executive director of GDS Foundation, “We are so pleased and grateful to be able to work with Ed McCaffrey on this camp. By providing a safe and accepting environment for individuals with Down syndrome, we hope to attract football players and cheerleaders who essentially had never dared to play before.”

After the highly successful Annapolis camp, which featured guest coaches Brian Billick and Mike Shanahan, Ed said, “I am deeply committed to the work of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. I want to make a positive difference not only for Down syndrome individuals, but also for the typical high school or collect football players who may not know the value of having a friend who is differently-abled. Diversity and giving kids a chance to reach their potential is what these camps are all about.”

The Highlands Ranch, CO camp will have some more of the NFL’s finest, with Brian Dawkins and Coach Jack Del Rio on hand to coach our lucky campers. On the last day of the camp, they will take to the field for a scrimmage game, complete with a professional announcer, a half-time show put on by the members of the DARE to CHEER camp (who have been coached by, who else, the fab Denver Cheerleaders) and a rocking after party with music, food, and entertainment.

The public is invited to this event, which will take place at Valor Christian High School, June 23, 2012, starting at 11am. Please come on down and show your support for our intrepid campers. Help them have an experience they will never forget… hope to see you there!

Click here for directions to Valor Christian High.