YMCA Teen Leaders Volunteer with YMCA Champions League

Staff Report

Thursday, March 30th, 2023

The Valdosta Lowndes County YMCA Teen Leaders Club volunteered on Monday nights in March with the YMCA Champions League. YMCA Champions League is a year round sports league for boys and girls ages 5 through adulthood, with physical and mental disabilities. The most fundamental goal of the Champion program is to give everyone a chance to play regardless of limitations. 

The March sport was indoor soccer. Volunteers pushed all athletes in wheelchairs no matter the ability. Athletes enjoyed kicking the larger inflatable soccer ball throughout the gym giving everyone the chance to score a goal.

“Champions League is such a blessing to be a part of and to have in our community. There’s no better feeling than watching the athletes score goals and cheer each other on! The environment is full of so much love and pure joy,” says YMCA Leaders Club President Tierney Walton. 

Everyone celebrated together on March 27 with a pizza party and trophy presentation.  

The next Champions League sport will be in May. Volunteers and athletes can register here https://www.valdostaymca.org/championsleague/ Volunteers can be community members 13 and older. 

There is no fee to participate. Registration is encouraged.