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NEWSLETTER JUNE 2019

Enriching the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through the lifetime sport of tennis.
Athletes Display Tennis Talent & Inspiring Performances at SOGA Summer Games

On May 19th through May 21st, it was a weekend filled with competitive tennis, smiling faces, new friendships, and plenty of heat on the tennis courts at Emory University at the Special Olympics Georgia Summer Games. SPT was well represented with athletes, partners, families, game officials, and volunteers. Here are a few facts from the weekend:
  • 203 individual athletes and doubles teams competed
  • 53% of the competitors had trained at an SPT Spring Academy
  • SPT trained athletes represented 15 of the 18 SPT training sites                
  • 85% of SPT trained competitors won a gold, silver, or bronze medal
One of the many inspiring moments was when Cody Trout, Cobb County athlete that trains at Fair Oaks Tennis Center - SPT Spring Academy reached a personal high score of 70 points in Level I individual skills. While she was in a tough division, it was said by her Site Coordinator - Tommy Kettles,  “Cody’s performance was awesome!”

Oh, did I mention that Cody has cerebral palsy. Which had no effect on her bright smile, competitive spirit, and will to do her best! Much of what we see in all our athletes.

 
photo credits: Debbie Currie & Anthony Le
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
 
Want to train to become a Site Coordinator or On-Court volunteer?

Have extra time or a specific talent and want to get more involved in Special Pops Tennis?

Here are a few ways that you can make that a reality:
 
Social Media
Photography
Marketing
Graphic Arts
Creative Writing
 
please contact Jim Hamm
at (770) 998-7826 or serve@specialpopstennis.org

SPECIAL THANKS!
 
to all Site Coordinators that helped make the 2019 Spring Academy one of our largest and most successful in our 14-year history!
 
Fall sessions will be held at several sites so continue to watch your calendar for those date announcements.
 

SUMMER GAMES

Medlock Bridge Tennis Association  & 
Summit Chase Tennis Association
Each of these sites recently held fundraisers to benefit Special Pops Tennis. Each site reported that the enthusiasm and generosity of the attendees made for a successful event. Thanks to each location for helping SPT serve the adaptive tennis community.

SPUD LEAGUE

The SPUD League registration for match play athletes and unified partners is now open. This is a great opportunity to play the sport of tennis on a team. 

Sign up HERE for SPUD

14TH ANNUAL FALL CLASSIC 

Mark your calendars and reserve September 27 - 29 for our 14 Annual Fall Classic. It will be held at the Lifetime Athletic and Tennis venue in Peachtree Corners, GA.

Hadley Berry and Jamie Gillispie showing SOGA Summer Games medals
Celebrating Orange Team being
2018 SPUD League Champions
(Rahul Ravindranthan, Pat Lynch, and Myles Henderson)
BY THE WAY….
It’s gratifying that we hear thanks and appreciation from our athletes and their families as often as we do. Acknowledgment is the reward that keeps any volunteer coming back for more. But we can do what we do because you do what you do, so if you have a moment and can assist us with some financial support, the “ripple effect” will be felt by many. Just CLICK BUTTON BELOW to go to our donations page, and please accept our heartfelt thanks in advance.

SEE YOU ON THE COURTS!

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