Challenger Football & Cheer celebrates 15 years

The Bucks County Challenger Football & Cheerleading pro­gram is cel­e­brat­ing its 15th anniver­sary this fall. This 10-week pro­gram held at Harry E. Franks Stadium at Neshaminy High School on Sunday morn­ings brings togeth­er coach­es and HS foot­ball play­ers from Neshaminy, Pennsbury and oth­er teams, cheer­lead­ers, and vol­un­teers who pro­vide a pos­i­tive, fun, reward­ing foot­ball and cheer expe­ri­ence for over 80 spe­cial needs boys and girls. Started and run by Bob and Joan Wargo, both retired edu­ca­tors at Bensalem and Neshaminy School Districts, the week­ly games start like a stan­dard foot­ball prac­tice, then after a break the play­ers com­pete in flag games divid­ed by dif­fer­ent age and skill lev­els. The play­ers and their high school men­tors have plen­ty of time to bond dur­ing the games, and friend­ships are formed between them that often extend past the grid­iron into the schools.