What people are saying.....

“By taking part in Archer’s Challenge last year, I gained an important perspective on the obstacles that people in wheelchairs face every day that most of us never notice. I am so grateful to Archer for sharing this experience with me and hope more people take the challenge this year.”  - Mayor Steve Adler

"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

"Archer is an inspiration to me and many others. His dedication to giving back, doing good, and moving us to be the best version of ourselves is transforming communities across the world. Our family is honored to call him a friend and we personally look forward to supporting Archer’s Challenge.”   - Fayruz Benyousef

Help us raise awareness and improve accessibility for people in wheelchairs!

We had a great 2018 season and are excited to close out 2019 with the UT Challenge on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Thank you to everyone who took the Challenge or donated last year. Please help us finish out a great year by signing up for our November Challenge or donate and help us reach our fundraising goal of $150,000.

ARCHER'S UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS STUDENT CHALLENGE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20: Hosted by the Texas Wranglers, Archer's Challenge comes to the University of Texas at Austin at 8:00AM on Wednesday. Students and faculty at UT will attend classes, teach, and navigate campus in wheelchairs. Last year over 500 people participated in the sold-out event. The Challenge will start and finish in front of PCL Library. Check back for updates - registration will be opening soon.

ARCHER'S DOWNTOWN AUSTIN CHALLENGE 2018 RECAP: More than 200 people joined Archer for an immersive event that celebrated and promoted accessibility in public spaces. The Challenge began at 12 p.m. at Austin City Hall in Downtown Austin. Participants were fitted for manual wheelchairs and then ventured off to spend their day exploring the 2nd Street District with multiple fun stops along the way. The course included stopping by local coffee shops, shopping at local retail shops, and a photo opportunity at the Paramount Theater under the marquee. Participants ended the Challenge at Austin City Hall by 4 PM. After a long day, participants celebrated their success by enjoying food and beverages, live music, a game or two of corn-hole and a meet and greet with Mayor Steve Adler. We look forward to our next Challenge in Downtown Austin in early Spring. Check back here for updated information on our next Downtown Challenge. 

ARCHER'S H-E-B EMPLOYEE CHALLENGE: Archer's Challenge is grateful to announce that H-E-B Tournament of Champions is our presenting sponsor. H-E-B has participated requested 100 wheelchairs at 10 central Texas stores. During a Challenge, employees at each store will get shopping lists. They will shop in wheelchairs with a shopping basket on their laps and go through checkout. H-E-B will generously donate the purchased items to the Central Texas Food Bank.  ​

ARCHER'S ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE EMPLOYEE CHALLENGE: The iconic Alamo Drafthouse has hosted Archer's Challenge for two consecutive years. Drafthouse employees at all six Austin Area Alamo Drafthouse cinemas, along with the corporate office, will participate in Archer’s Challenge. The Challenge will include completing the following tasks, entering and exiting the parking facilities, buying tickets, watching a movie, ordering food, and using the restroom, while in wheelchairs. This event simultaneously takes place at all locations between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

Interested in hosting a corporate Archer's Challenge? We'd love to hear from you! Message us on facebook.com/ArchsChallenge or email us at archer@archerschallenge.org.