Packers to host Wisconsin teams for Exceptional Abilities Challenge Sept. 16

Event will feature athletes with special needs in flag football games


The Green Bay Packers are set to host the fourth annual Exceptional Abilities Challenge flag football event on Saturday, Sept. 16, featuring 15 teams made up entirely of athletes with special needs.

The teams competing include:

  • ASPIRO Grey (Green Bay)
  • ASPIRO Orange (Green Bay)
  • Bi-County Comets (Sussex)
  • FVPW Challenger Blue (Appleton)
  • FVPW Challenger Red (Appleton)
  • La Crosse Transformers
  • Marshfield Badgers
  • MCM Kings (Manitowoc)
  • Neenah Rockets
  • Ozaukee Cavaliers Team 1 (Grafton)
  • Ozaukee Cavaliers Team 2 (Grafton)
  • Sauk County Royals (Cazenovia)
  • Washington Purgolders (Milwaukee)
  • West Madison DominatorsYMCA at Pabst Farms Titans (Oconomowoc)

The event will take place at the football field at Titletown, the development just west of Lambeau Field, with the field divided up into three football fields. Each team will participate in two games against a similarly skilled team, with eleven of the teams being registered Special Olympics teams. All athletes will receive an Exceptional Abilities Challenge medal following their final game. 

"We are very excited to be hosting our fourth Packers Exceptional Abilities Challenge, with teams from all over the state traveling to Green Bay to compete in the shadows of Lambeau Field," said Packers football outreach manager Ryan Fencl. "This event provides all of our athletes an opportunity to contribute to their teams, have fun and walk away a winner, along with some hardware for their personal trophy cases." 

The exhibition games begin at 11 a.m., with a break for lunch at 12:30 p.m. and a special speech from Packers alumnus Rob Davis, who is also the team's director of organizational development and DEI. 

The exhibition games will resume at 1 p.m., with the last match kicking off at 2:20 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. As seating will be provided by Titletown, spectators are asked not to bring carry-in folding chairs.

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