ESU Warriors Host Challenger Sports, December 30

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East Stroudsburg University will host its first basketball clinic for Challenger Sports on Tuesday, December 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Koehler Fieldhouse. The Challenger Association of Monroe County, Pa., a non-profit organization that designs its sports programs for players who are developmentally delayed or physically challenged, partnered up with ESU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams to host a clinic for children with special needs.

Alyssa Simeone, a sophomore biology major from Mount Pocono, Pa., community service chair for the Pre-Med club, a student-athlete on the women’s soccer team and coach for the Challenger Association, organized this event. She hopes this event will become an annual tradition.

“We want to give the children who are part of Challenger Sports a great experience with our East Stroudsburg University student-athletes,” Simeone said.

The children in attendance will have the opportunity to take part in small sideline games and meet members from both teams.

A number of ESU student organizations will be in attendance at the clinic to volunteer, including the National Society of Leadership and Success and the Pre-Med Club.

This event is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Bob Cooney, program director of Challenger Sports of Monroe County, at 570-213-9030 or by email. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $5.