Challenger Special Events

Good times, Great Cause

Events throughout the year make sure that YMCA Challenger programs are accessible to everyone and continue to grow and serve more individuals with special needs.

Support Challenger

You can support YMCA Challenger now by making a secure online donation directly to the program.

Cheers for Challenger

Thanks to everyone who joined us in celebrating 10 years of the Challenger Program at Cheers for Challenger on Thursday, Setember 1. It was a wonderful evening filled with fun and new special memories. Thank you to Teva Pharmaceuticals and our other sponsors for supporting this event! 

Challenge Your Fashion

Challenge Your Fashion is our signature event and a fun annual tradition. Current and former players from your favorite local teams leave their jerseys at home in favor of the latest fashions during this fun evening featuring:

  • Cocktails and silent auction
  • Dinner
  • Fashion show with special guest emcees
  • Models including local professional athletes and YMCA Challenger athletes
  • Live auction featuring unique, one-of-a-kind items and experiences
  • Live music from a fun and exciting band

Proceeds from this event will expand the Fred and Shirley Pryor YMCA Challenger Sports Complex and Challenger programs. Join us to give more children with special needs the opportunity to play sports, learn new skills, build confidence and make new friends.

Challenge Your Fashion features one of the most unique live auctions in town. With considerable participation and support Kansas City athletes past and present, many of the items featured are impossible to obtain anywhere else. Check back often for a list of the items secured.

Take a look back at the great times had at Challenger Fashion by checking out the photos on the Facebook page for the event.

Become a Sponsor

Whether your organization supports a Challenger event financially or through an in-kind donation, your generous support truly makes a difference in the lives of our Challenger athletes and their families! For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact Michelle Ford at 816.360.3304 or