In its seventh season, Challenger Football and Cheer continues to put smiles on the faces of children who otherwise would not have the opportunity to play.
Strake Jesuit hosted the season opener on Sept. 29 and although the skies were cloudy, the Challenger players and cheerleaders, along with their Crusader buddies, had a wonderful time.
Strake Jesuit student Andrew Donnell sang the National Anthem followed by Strake Jesuit student Zack Stockton’s invocation. Athletes Taking Action, National Honor Society and National Charity League volunteers assisted as well. The Woman’s Hospital of Texas donated pink and green pom poms for the fans as they help bring awareness to the cause.
Upcoming Challenger games include:
Football and Cheer:
Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at Episcopal High School
Thursday, Oct. 25 at halftime of their game so roughly 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas High School (come early and enjoy their game)
Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. at Southwest Football League
Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at Rice University
Basketball and Cheer:
Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. co-hosted by St. Agnes Academy and Episcopal High School at SAA gym
Saturday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. co-hosted by Strake Jesuit College Preparatory and St. Thomas High School at the Jesuit gym
For more information, contact Joni Hruska Fichter at cptemps@aol.