From Todd Schobel (STOPiT) – “I wanted to share something near and dear to my heart. A close friend of mine for over 40 years has been working tirelessly to bring an amazing mission to life… to bring smiles and world changing experiences to those of us that have been faced with life challenges that many of us will never experience.
The WHPW Challenger team was started in 2015 to give children with special needs the opportunity to play flag football. The team is made up of boys with varying disabilities associated with their special needs. It is their mission, and mine, to provide these incredible dudes with the opportunity to just be kids and enjoy some of the things in life that many take for granted.
In an effort to give these players a break from their doctors/therapists and other challenges, the coaches are taking the Challenger team to Disneyworld to participate in the Pop Warner Super Bowl at the ESPN Wide World of Sports.
They will be one of ONLY two special needs teams in the U.S. to participate and it is our hope that their participation this year helps inspire Pop Warner teams from across the country to create their very own Challenger’s!
Not only do these kids have an opportunity to play football in Disney World, but they come together with like-minded souls to practice twice a week as a team which in of itself is life changing for them!! Please take a moment to view this link and help my friend, and these boys fulfill their dream!”