BUDA, Texas (KXAN)- A week-long citywide wheelchair challenge led by a University of Texas student wrapped up Saturday afternoon at Cabela’s in Buda.
Archer Hadley, Stephen F. Austin High School graduate and current UT student living with cerebral palsy, launched Archer’s Challenge this week which raised money for Austin ISD’s Rosedale School to add automatic push button doors.
Archer’s Challenge ended the week of challenging the mayor and school leaders at Cabela’s. Dozens of people, including the Cabela’s manager were willing and ready to ride in wheelchairs for hours at a time in order to help show others the challenges some people face on a daily basis.
“It’s been a great learning experience,” said Frank Machuca, Cabela’s manager. “I’ve definitely learned a lot of things in terms of folks with their mobility impaired may go through on a day-to-day basis so we’ve definitely taken a lot of ideas, things we can do different.”
Archer told KXAN after this busy week, he plans to relax tomorrow and is already excited for next year’s challenge.