Our Programs

Dare to Play Soccer Camp

The Dare to Play Soccer Camp provides an opportunity for males and females age 8 and up to learn the basics, camaraderie and joy of soccer from college, professional and youth academy soccer players. Each camper, whether in Denver or at the newest camp in Columbus, Ohio, is paired with a college, professional or youth academy player for one-on-one attention, assistance and fun.

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Ed McCaffrey Dare to Play Football CampsDare to Play Football Camp

At the 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.

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Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Dare to Cheer Camp

At the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Dare to Cheer Camp, individuals (females and males) ages 10 to 35 are welcome to join and learn basic cheerleading routines, participate in drills, practice dance moves, and experience team-building activities.

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Be Beautiful Be Yourself Dance Class

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation launched the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Dance Class in the spring of 2010 with ten children ages 5-9, all of whom have Down syndrome. The idea was conceived when parents complained that their child with Down syndrome was being ignored or that the dance teacher did not have the skills to incorporate the child at a “typical” dance class.

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Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fitness Class with Pure Barre

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation launched the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fitness Class with Pure Barre for adults with Down syndrome in the summer of 2011. The idea for the class came about when long-time supporter of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Patricia McDonnell, introduced the Red Rocks Church Sports Director, Scott Russomanno, to Executive Director, Michelle Sie Whitten, to discuss fitness challenges facing adults with Down syndrome.

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I LOVE YOU Dance Party

I ♥ YOU Dance Party

Are you over 16, love to dance, and just happen to have Down syndrome? Then we want YOU to join us for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s I ♥ YOU Dance Party! The Global Down Syndrome Foundation launched I ♥ YOU Dance Parties for adults with Down syndrome and members of our Young Professionals Committee who are committed to helping people with Down syndrome.

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Denver Zoo Internships

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation launched the Zoo Intern Program for adults with Down syndrome in the summer of 2011. The Zoo Intern Program provides two summer internships to people with Down syndrome at the Denver Zoo.

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