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The Arc of Greensboro’s Fatz Breakfast

A big “thank you” shout out to Fatz on High Point Road in Greensboro for their support this morning of The Arc of Greensboro’s fundraiser breakfast.

 Members of The Arc and other volunteers greeted guests, served breakfast, and bussed tables this morning.

Fatz donated pancakes, bacon, eggs, and beverages, leaving all receipts as clear profit for The Arc.  The proceeds will support The Arc’s many programs, including their Challenger Sports League.

If you’re unfamiliar, Challenger Sports League provides recreational opportunities for kids with disabilities ranging from autism to down syndrome to spina bifida, just to name a few. You’re likely to see kids in wheelchairs and using walkers playing alongside kids with less visible disabilities on the baseball diamond, the basketball court, or in the bowling alley.

Many thanks to Fatz for their support, and to everyone who volunteered or came to enjoy a hearty breakfast!


What’s so great about Challenger sports?

If you want to know what’s so great about the Arc of Greensboro’s Challenger Sports League, ask Evan.


But don’t expect him to tell you it’s because he gets to participate in the same activities that his typically developing counterparts do, even though it’s true.  He probably won’t tell you that everybody gets to play regardless of skill level, but that’s true too.




He’s probably not going to say anything about the cool surface on the baseball field that’s wheelchair friendly, or how the basketball goals are lowered so everybody has a chance at sinking a shot, or how the bumpers keep his bowling ball on course toward the pins.


He won’t think to mention the annual awards banquet where every player gets a medal and a high-five from the coaches.




He may forget that the Greensboro Grasshoppers minor league baseball team hosts an annual spring clinic for Challenger athletes.






He won’t talk about how special athletes enjoy the benefits of physical activity, friendly competition, and socializing with their peers.  Or how Challenger is an extraordinary collaboration of parents and community organizations.  (He probably doesn’t even know what “extraordinary” means.)


No, Evan’s probably just going to tell you he likes Challenger sports because it’s a whole lot of fun. And that’s true too!