Cheer Exceptional is the non-profit supporting the special ability competitive cheer team, Teal Inspire. Cheer Exceptional provides uniforms, shoes, backpacks and coaching at no cost to special ability athletes. Over 50 VolunTEALS have been trained in USASF requirements such as “People First” over the past two years and have provided support to Teal Inspire. Teal Inspire has 15 special ability athletes and competes/exhibits across the Triad. Teal Inspire has won a National Championship in the Special Athlete Division. Teal Inspire has been recognized by the Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network and by Nothing Down, a Down syndrome awareness organization.