Dare to Play Football, Dare to Cheer, & Junior Denver Broncos Cheer Program

At Global\'s 2017 Dare to Play Football and Cheer game day hundreds of fans cheered on camp participants with Down syndrome as they took the field with celebrity coaches.

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation\'s Junior Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Dare to Cheer Program teaches children and young adults with Down syndrome teamwork and sportsmanship as they learn to cheer from the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders and perform at community events, including at four Denver Broncos football games!

Global\'s 2016 Dare to Play Football & Dare to Cheer participants showcased their skills in a halftime performance during the CU Buffs\' season home opener against the Idaho State Bengals.

At Global's 2016 Dare to Play Football and Cheer game day hundreds of fans cheered on camp participants with Down syndrome as they took the field with celebrity coaches Ed & Christian McCaffrey, Britton Colquitt, Tyler Polumbus, Joel Dreessen, the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders and more!

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is proud to offer the 2015 Junior Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Dare to Cheer Program in collaboration with the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders!

At the 2015 Dare to Play Football and Cheer game day hundreds of fans cheered on camp participants with Down syndrome as they took the field with celebrity coaches Ed McCaffrey, Ben Garland, Danny Trevathan, Joel Dreessen, Chris Kuper, the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders and more!

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation\'s Junior Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Dare to Cheer Program teaches children and young adults with Down syndrome teamwork and sportsmanship as they learn cheer from the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders and perform at community events, including at four Denver Broncos football games.

At the 2014 Dare to Play Football and Cheer game day hundreds of fans cheered on camp participants with Down syndrome as they took the field with celebrity coaches Ed McCaffrey, Orlando Franklin, Malik Jackson, the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders and more!

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation\'s Junior Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Dare to Cheer Program teaches children and young adults with Down syndrome teamwork and sportsmanship as they learn cheer from the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders and perform at community events, including at four Denver Broncos football games.

The 2013 Dare to Play Football Camp with Ed McCaffrey and the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Dare to Cheer Camp celebrated with a game on June 22 at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch.

At the Dare to Play Football Camp with Ed McCaffrey and the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Dare to Cheer Camps, individuals (males and females) are welcome to join and learn core touch football skills and cheerleading routines, participate in drills, practice dance moves, and experience team-building activities from the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders, professional, college and high school football players.

Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Dare to Cheer Camp Performance at halftime of Denver Broncos preseason game vs. Seattle Seahawks at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012

On June 1 and 2, 2012, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation hosted the first Dare to Play Football and Dare to Cheer Camp outside of Colorado. The Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland saw former Denver Bronco McCaffrey reunite with former Broncos Head Coach Mike Shanahan to coach individuals with Down syndrome at the two-day intensive camp, which served more than 30 people with Down syndrome. The Annapolis Camp culminated in an exciting scrimmage game, complete with halftime entertainment from the Dare to Cheer campers, who had been learning cheerleading moves and drills from the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders.

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation launched the Dare to Play Football Camp for individuals with Down syndrome in the summer of 2010. It is affiliated, and runs simultaneously, with the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Dare to Cheer Camp.

At the Global Down Syndrome Foundation Dare to Play Football Camp, individuals (males and females) ages 8 and up are welcome to join and learn core touch football skills and team-building activities. Each camper is paired with a high school football player for one-on-one attention, assistance and fun.