Current Health & Wellness Programs
Dare to Play Soccer
The Dare to Play Soccer Camp provides an opportunity for individuals with Down syndrome (males and females) ages 7 and above to learn the basics, camaraderie and joy of soccer from college and professional soccer players. The camp is a partnership between Global, Regis University Men’s Soccer and the Colorado Rapids. Each camper is paired with a Pal from Regis University Men’s Soccer team for one-on-one attention, assistance and fun. Camp includes three practice dates and two game performances! The performance games take place during halftime at a professional Rapids match in front of thousands of fans and at a collegiate Regis University match.
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Be Beautiful Be Yourself Dance Program
The Be Beautiful Be Yourself Dance program is comprised of three levels of classes serving individuals with Down syndrome ages 5-14. The ballet program is a partnership between Global, the Sie Center for Down Syndrome and the Colorado Ballet. The program runs 14 weeks at the Colorado Ballet, with spring and fall sessions. Each semester culminates with a performance with over 100 friends, family and supporters in attendance. Instructors for the program include the Sie Center’s world-renowned physical therapist and Down syndrome expert, Patricia C. Winders, primary Colorado Ballet class instructor Julie Anderson and other professional dancers from the Colorado Ballet.
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Dare to Play Football & Dare to Cheer Camp
At the Dare to Play Football Camp, individuals with Down syndrome (males and females) ages 8 and up are welcome to join and learn core touch football skills and team-building activities. The camp is a partnership between Global, Ed McCaffrey and Valor Christian High School. Each camper is paired with a Valor Christina High School football player for one-on-one attention, assistance and fun.
The Dare to Cheer Camp is affiliated, and runs simultaneously, with the Dare to Play Football Camp. The camp provides individuals with Down syndrome (females and males) ages 8 and up to learn cheerleading routines, participate in drills, practice dance moves and experience team-building activities. The Dare to Cheer Camp is a partnership with Global and the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders who serve as instructors for the camp.
Each camp consists of 3 practices and culminates in an additional Game Day held at Valor Christian High School with more than 480 people in attendance.
Read more about Global’s Dare to Play Football Camp with Ed McCaffrey
Read more about Global’s Dare to Cheer Camp with the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders
Junior Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Dare to Cheer Program
The Junior Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Dare to Cheer Program is designed specifically to promote self-esteem, pride, commitment and discipline among individuals (females and males) ages 8 and above with Down syndrome. Cheerleaders participate in monthly clinics taught by the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders held at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on one to two Saturdays a month from June through December.
This program offers a rare and truly special opportunity for young women and men to perform the routines they learn at clinics during pregame and halftime shows for 75,000 Denver Broncos fans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High!
Read more about Global’s Junior Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Dare to Cheer Program