ACHIEVE Welcomes Shaquem Griffin to Dallas for Tackle The Challenge Event


DALLAS, March 18, 2019 — Tackle The Challenge Luncheon is being held on Wednesday, March 20th. The featured guest is professional football player Shaquem Griffin, a leading linebacker and the first amputee to play professional football.  The luncheon, presented by Ryan LLC and hosted by ACHIEVE, is an outstanding opportunity for area business leaders and sports enthusiasts to network and get inspired.

“This is an incredible opportunity for the Dallas community to hear how Shaquem rose to meet the challenges presented by his physical disability and became a role model to so many others,” stated Tim Allen, Executive Director for ACHIEVE.

During the luncheon, guests will have the opportunity to hear Shaquem’s personal story of overcoming challenges to become the 2016 American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a fifth round pick during the 2018 draft.  Local sports announcer, Mike Doccy will facilitate the discussion.  

All proceeds from the luncheon will benefit ACHIEVE, a non-profit organization that provides vocational training and placement for adults with disabilities and barriers to employment.  Guests will be given an opportunity to meet former players from the Cowboys, Patriots, Broncos, Red Skins, Rams, Saints, Buffalo Bills, Ravens, Giants, and Jaguars.

The luncheon will be held at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas, Texas from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.  For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit

ACHIEVE would like to thank the following sponsors: Gold Sponsor – Carter Arnett; Silver Sponsor – Clay Cooley Auto Group; and Bronze Sponsors – ProPath, Clampitt Paper, Level-C Solutions/Signature Back Office Solutions, Re-Teck, Bell Nunnally, and The Time Group. 

ACHIEVE, a non-profit organization serves more than 900 adults annually with intellectual, physical, and/or mental health disabilities from Dallas county and surrounding areas.  Our Mission is to empower iniduals with disabilities and barriers to employment, to ACHIEVE their highest level of independence and employment.  Learn more at

Media Contact: Margaret McKoin 

Telephone : 817-403-0866


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