In between the first and second quarters, the cheerleaders with Down syndrome hit the field to perform. Then, during halftime, the Dare to Play Football participants took the field for a game.
CU partnered with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation to host camps this fall for children ages 7 and up with Down syndrome.
CU players helped to conduct a football camp in August, with more than 20 kids attending. CU players taught them plays and football drills in preparation for Saturday's performance.
"It means a lot to me to come out here," CU quarterback Sefo Liufau told CUBuffs.com after the August camp. "It's always great to give back to the kids and it's great to be able to put smiles on their faces."
In addition to the Dare to Play Football camp, the Buffs cheerleaders also hosted a "Dare to Cheer" camp.
Campers were paired with a CU football player or CU dance/cheer team member for one-on-one attention and assistance during the camps.
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