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Shining Stars Adaptive Tennis Program in Need of Volunteers

December 15, 2009 06:11 PM

The Buffalo Niagara Community Tennis Association (BNCTA) will once again sponsor the Shining Stars Adaptive Tennis Program in 2010.  BNCTA is in need of volunteers who are able to donate their time to assist with this wonderful program.

Shining Stars is an Adaptive Tennis Program for children with autism.  Sessions will take place on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-5:00 P.M. at Summit Educational Resources, located at 150 Stahl Road in Getzville.  The first session will take place on January 5 and will continue for 6 weeks (January 5, 12, 19, 26, and February 2, 9).

Shining Stars is coordinated by Pam Almeter, Teaching Professional Brian Dorval, staff from Summit Educational Resources, and BNCTA volunteers.  Training will be provided to everyone that volunteers.  Tasks range from picking up tennis balls to interacting with the students and providing some very simple tennis instruction.

Interested volunteers are asked to contact Pam Almeter at 716-435-4356 or pak217@aol.com to sign up or to ask any questions.  Volunteers are invited to sign up for just one session or for multiple sessions.

BNCTA was recently honored at an awards ceremony held at Summit Educational Resources.  Program coordinators Brian Dorval and Pam Almeter were on hand to accept the 2009 Community Volunteer Award for this unique, behavioral-based, tennis instructional program, created specifically for children with autism.