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Inclusive Teen Challenge Provides Adventure, Sports for Disabled Participants
Date:6/25/2013

Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 25, 2013

A team of developmentally disabled teens are ready to undertake a series of outdoor sporting challenges this August 8-9 at the second Adventure Teen Challenge from World T.E.A.M. Sports.

Hosted by the national non-profit on the banks of the scenic Potomac River in Washington and western Maryland, the sporting event brings together 12 to 15 disabled teenagers with a group of able-bodied college volunteers at the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

Partnering with the Washington Chapter of Dreams for Kids and Push America, World T.E.A.M. Sports will challenge the teens with stages ranging from hiking to canoeing to bicycling. For many of these young participants, this will be the first time that they have ventured off pavement into a park, ride a bicycle or float on water. The experience for the teen participants, their parents and the volunteers is unforgettable.

“World T.E.A.M. Sports and the volunteers poured on buckets of encouragement to all of the participating children,” said Bonnie Linen-Carroll, whose son Jerry participated in the inaugural August, 2011 Challenge. “They were very attentive to each and every child that came with their own disability issues. They were the most caring, supportive, attentive group of people you will ever want to send your child with on a challenge.”

Patterned after the organization’s Adventure TEAM Challenge in western Colorado, featuring inclusive teams of disabled and able-bodied athletes, the Teen Challenge offers excitement for the determined disabled teens. Riding dirt and rock trails on mountain bikes, hiking along narrow pathways and paddling through the waters of the canal provides the teens an opportun
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