With an idea, offering only one sport and having just a few others who were interested in what we were starting, Take on Sports was formed in 2007 (original name: Challenger Sports).
Having a special needs son with a desire to play sports, we first sought to find an existing club where he could meet and have fun with others. Because there were no programs of this kind available in Union County, NC our idea to create something new was born and shortly after, turned real.
Since 2007, Take On Sports has seen rapid growth in the number of participants and community involvement. We are proud to offer a fun, family orientated outlet for special needs youth and young adults to experience athletics. Starting with Baseball, we now offer five other sports and run pretty much all year long with some strategic breaks in-between seasons so we can catch our breath.
Today, the board and a host of volunteers continue to keep Take On Sports growing. In addition, we have been very fortunate to have had the gracious support of the Wesley Chapel Weddington Athletic Association (WCWAA) and local businesses who help keep this going and growing.
The mission of Take on Sports is to offer sporting opportunities for the special needs community. Provide participants, families and those who help to serve with training and support. Using our resources to guide and aide individuals to grow socially, emotionally, physically and developmentally so each individual and team can reach their optimal potential and skill.
Take on Sports strives to enhance special needs participants with team and individual sporting opportunities, resources and empowerment to create and promote community awareness, education, and health through a safe and fun learning environment. By doing so, we believe Take on Sports has and will continue to be a positive conduit not only for the special needs community, but Union County overall.
Take on Sports is a program of WCWAA, a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.