Because the world isn't flat
Oct 16-22 2017

THE 2017 ARCHER'S CHALLENGE: trade your feet for wheels and try to navigate your world from a chair

Welcome back for the Second Annual Archer's Challenge. With your support and awesome enthusiasm we are getting ready for a bigger better Archer's Challenge this year - during the week of October 16-22. So save the date, mark your calendars and get ready to challenge yourselves again!

Archer Hadley has raised nearly $200,000 to improve accessibility for disabled central Texans. Participants donate for the privilege of accepting Archer’s Challenge. These folks then wheel through their day, going one-on-one with more than a few chair-stopping moments. Archer Hadley challenges each of us bipeds to recognize how un- flat the world really is.

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Inspiring Others

We want to inspire people of all abilities to pursue their dreams – no matter what they dream or what challenges they face.

Increasing Accessibility

We want to make life more approachable for those with disabilities by increasing accessibility in public places.

Fostering Community

We want to break down barriers between the able-bodied and disabled communities by fostering dialogue and a shared understanding of the challenges of navigating everyday life in a wheelchair.

Raising Awareness

We want to raise awareness of the difficulties that people with disabilities often face in navigating public places, and encourage change in policies, procedures and routines that create unnecessary challenges for the disabled.

Working together we can improve the quality of life for people of all abilities.

Watch The Archer Hadley Story

"I have completed 34 marathons. Being in a wheelchair for Archer's Challenge was harder than that." - Dean Iverson, University of Texas

About

Archer's Challenge is a non-profit organization committed to enhancing accessibility in public spaces
“I want you to live outside of your box, challenge yourselves in uncomfortable ways and take risks...”

Because the world isn’t flat (it has stairs and curbs) people like Archer Hadley— dependent on wheels to navigate—bump into major obstacles as often as the able bodied climb a step, walk up a curb, or open a door. Since 2014, Archer Hadley has raised nearly $200,000 to improve accessibility for disabled central Texans by posing a simple challenge: trade your feet for wheels and try to navigate your world from a chair. Friends, schoolmates and co-workers pay to challenge their cohorts to a day in a wheelchair. These folks are then charged with wheeling through their day, going one-onone with more than a few chair-stopping moments. Archer’s Challenge is a light-hearted way to raise a significant amount of money for serious accessibility improvements and services for our community. But it cuts much deeper. Archer Hadley challenges each of us bipeds to recognize how un-flat the world really is. And he reminds us that the fix is simple when we come together and share our common experience..

Read Archer's Story

““Archer Hadley represents the best of true Texas grit. With a big dream and the determination to achieve it, Archer rose above the challenges he faced and proved that Texans despite all obstacles—can do anything they set their minds to. It just takes an idea and the guts to strive for it.” - Governor Greg Abbott

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