With the 2023 spring season now in full swing, teams are still taking time out of their busy dual-match schedule to give back to their communities in a number of ways.
Teams from UCF, Tulsa, Youngstown State, Oklahoma State, and Binghamton all participated in community outreach events over these past few weeks, including the likes of volunteering at hospitals, raising money for Special Olympics, and partnering with Buddy Up Tennis.
To see more about each of these team’s work in the community read below:
UCF Hands Out Valentines to Nurses at Orlando Health
The UCF Men’s Tennis team spent their Valentines Day at the Orlando Health and Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital handing out Valentines to team members of each hospital.
Working in conjunction with the Knights Leadership Academy, four men’s tennis players each delivered special messages to nurses, front desk staff, and many other team members across both hospitals.
Tulsa Men’s Tennis Volunteers with the Center of Individuals With Physical Challenges
The Tulsa Men’s Tennis team took some time out of their busy schedule to volunteer with the Center of Individuals with Physical Challenges.
During their time with the Center of Individuals with Physical Challenges the Tulsa Men’s Tennis team helped share the sport of tennis with others, playing and learning the sport of wheelchair tennis from individuals at the Center.
Youngstown State Women’s Tennis Continues Partnership with Buddy Up Tennis
The Youngstown State Women’s Tennis team continued their partnership with Buddy Up Tennis this year building on friendships and relationships they have built with many individuals in the Buddy Up program over the years.
With the Buddy Up Tennis program, local special needs children pair up with players on the Youngstown State Tennis team for a day full of fun and friendship.
Oklahoma State Raises Money for Special Olympics
In collaboration with Special Olympics Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Men’s Tennis team took a plunge to raise money in part of the first annual Chilly Cowboy fundraiser.
With their efforts during the fundraiser, the Oklahoma State Men’s Tennis team was able to raise over $50,000 in support of Special Olympics Oklahoma.
Binghamton Men’s Tennis Volunteers at Kings County Tennis League
Binghamton Men’s Tennis team recently took some time out of their schedule to volunteer at the Kings County Tennis League which serves youth in and around Brooklyn public housing.
The following day, Binghamton partnered with the New Jersey Institute of Technology tennis team to host an hour-long clinic with KCTL members before the two teams faced off against each other later in the day.