Sigma Nu Boulder has supported the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Dare to Play Football and Cheerleading Camps since 2007 in conjunction with Denver Bronco great Ed McCaffrey and Valor Christian High School. Through the camps, individuals with Down syndrome experience the game of football coached by Sigma Nu brothers, Bronco players, Bronco Cheerleaders, and starting in 2016 the CU football team.
With great support from CU Athletics including football and cheerleading, Sigma Nu coached a football scrimmage featured during halftime at the Buff’s home opener. The Dare to Cheer Campers cheered for much of the first half and during halftime with the CU Cheer squad and with support from Sigma Nu brothers on the sideline.
– The halftime was such a success that we received the following letter from one of the camper’s mother.
Dear Sigma Nu,
My son is one of the kids that did the Dare to Play Football this fall. First, I want to thank all of you, and especially the two wonderful young men who were with him specifically at the game, for participating in this event. It means so much to the kids with Down syndrome, and also to their parents.
Thank you for your help, and THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for participating in Dare to Play Football!!!
Our Chapter’s official philanthropy founded by Sigma Nu alumni was featured to millions on ESPN with Heisman candidate Christian McCaffrey.